(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will welcome journalism icons Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post journalists who uncovered the real story behind the Watergate break-in and spurred Nixon’s resignation. Join these Pulitzer Prize winners for an evening of conversation in honor of the 50th anniversary of their landmark book, All the President’s Men, on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30pm.
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein lead remarkable careers with decades of reporting experience in political news; they will share their stories and conversation about their newest books published just last year (Woodward’s The Trump Tapes and Bernstein’s Chasing History). This will be more than a look back—a look ahead. What lessons did America learn (and forget) from Watergate, and what parallels do we see in the headlines today?
In the early 1970s, Woodward and Bernstein broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The story set the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Woodward has written 18 books, with 12 of them becoming No. 1 best-sellers, and serves as an associate editor for The Washington Post. Woodward was the primary reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. He won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.
Bernstein, the author of five best-selling books, including biographies of Hillary Clinton and Pope John Paul II, also is an on-air contributor for CNN and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine. In the late 1970s, Bernstein spent a year investigating the CIA’s secret relationship with the American press during the Cold War for a groundbreaking Rolling Stone article.
Reserve tickets now to see Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm by visiting NJPAC.org or calling 888. GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, which have reached almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.