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Bob Woodward

- Panelist Blurb

Bob Woodward became world famous in 1972 when he and Carl Bernstein broke the story of the Watergate break in, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

His entire journalistic career has been focused on the most significant events in our nation and the world.

Ben Bradlee, editor of The Washington Post (and former Forum panelist), says that Woodward was "surely the best of his generation at investigative reporting, the best I've ever seen. ... And Woodward has maintained the same position on top of journalism's ladder ever since Watergate." Gene Roberts, former managing editor of the NY Times said, The work of Woodward and Bernstein may be the single greatest reporting effort of all time."

Woodward has written more #1 best selling books than any other non-fiction writer. His latest book is The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006 - 2008. Other books include All the President's Men, about the Watergate scandal, The Brethren, about the Supreme Court, Maestro about Alan Greenspan, Bush at War and State of Denial both books on the presidency of George W. Bush.

Woodward's uncanny ability to penetrate personal and institutional barriers means that he is both revered and feared - yet fair.

Woodward has won Pulitzer prizes for his reporting on Watergate and the terrorist attacks of September 11. He has contributed reporting for multiple other Pulitzers won by The Washington Post and been a recipient of nearly every other major American journalism award.

Woodward still maintains a listed number in the Washington, D.C. phone directory because he says he wants any potential news source to be able to reach him.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum program from March 4, 2010.