Ticket Procedure Announced for Trinity's Distinguished Lecture Series


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Sep. 18, 2013

Ticket Procedure Announced for Trinity's Distinguished Lecture Series


Journalists Bernstein and Woodward to share views on the White House from Nixon to Obama


By Susie P.Gonzalez

Woodward and BernsteinSAN ANTONIO - Tickets for members of the public to attend Trinity University's 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series featuring journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward will be available beginning Monday, Oct. 21.

The speakers, who are synonymous with launching the modern era of investigative news reporting, will share their views at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Laurie Auditorium.

The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laurie Auditorium Box Office weekdays until they have all been distributed. Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets are not available online, by phone, or by mail.

Bernstein and Woodward, who won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post, will discuss, "Inside the White House: From Nixon to Obama."

Although Bernstein and Woodward became household names for their hard-hitting reporting on the abuse of power by then-President Richard Nixon in his attempt to be re-elected, both have continued successful journalism careers and have gone on to write several books. Ultimately, Nixon resigned the presidency in disgrace, the practice of an independent prosecutor was born, and numerous conspirators went to prison for their role in the political imbroglio.  

Together, Bernstein and Woodward wrote All the President's Men (which also became a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman) about their coverage of the Watergate story, and The Final Days, about the denouement of the Nixon presidency.

Bernstein was born and raised in Washington, D.C., beginning his journalism career at age 16 as a copy boy for The Washington Evening Star. He became a reporter at 19 and, at the Post covered a multitude of beats, including police, the courts, city hall, the suburbs, race and civil rights, the anti-war movement, and Maryland and Virginia politics. He also was a part-time rock music critic.

In the 1990s, Bernstein expanded his reportage to examine the life of Pope John Paul II in a biography that was the first to detail the pope's pivotal, and often secret, role in the fall of communism. He also wrote a family memoir and has provided political analysis for CNN, Vanity Fair magazine, and ABC News.

 Woodward graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his journalism career in Maryland and a year later joining the Post. He is currently an assistant manager editor at the Post.

He has authored or co-authored 17 best-selling non-fiction books. In addition to the Watergate books, his works include The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979), Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (1984); The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994), Bush at War (2002), and The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment gift by Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown Sr. of San Antonio. For more information, contact the Office of University Communications at 210-999-8406 or visit www.trinity.edu.

Susie P. Gonzalez is director of public and media relations at Trinity University and can be reached at susie.gonzalez@trinity.edu