Bob Woodward Legendary Washington Post political investigative journalist Bob Woodward delivered the Wyatt Lecture on
Tuesday, March 20, in Knights Hall.
Bob Woodward’s presentation (audio now playing), based on his best-selling book State of Denial, provides his Bellarmine audience with the inside story of the Bush administration's efforts to manage the War in Iraq. Woodward picks up where his previous books, Bush at War and Plan of Attack, left off, sharing his extensive access to dozens of key Bush administration figures to uncover the inside story that reveals how Washington works and the struggles to determine America’s political agenda. Always compelling, Woodward provides anecdotes and stories that shed light on how the current Iraqi policy took shape, and even comments on what the future holds for the administration’s key players – and the war in Iraq.
About Bob Woodward With more #1 best sellers than any other non-fiction author, Bob Woodard has a reputation for uncovering Washington’s untold truths. His access to top political insiders results in fascinating insights.
Woodward is relentless in his investigative drive. Called “the most famous investigative reporter in America” by The New York Times, he made headlines when he and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story. He repeated the feat 30 years later — when he explored the wartime intrigues of George W. Bush’s oval office.
Woodward is so deeply embedded in the culture of Washington politics that savvy politicians now use him as a barometer of political trends. His contacts range from top White House staff to justices and bureaucrats. His ability to penetrate personal and institutional barriers means that he is both revered and feared — yet fair.
Woodward has won every journalism prize imaginable, including the Pulitzer for his report on the Watergate scandal. Assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, he earned a second Pulitzer as lead reporter for the team that reported on the aftermath of September 11. Along with his recent book, State of Denial, Woodward has authored or co-authored ten number-one best sellers, including the classic All The Presidents Men. His book, The Secret Man, details his relationship with legendary “Deep Throat,” his primary source for his and Carl Bernstein's investigation of the Watergate scandal in The Washington Post.