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October 23, 2008: Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein was a cub reporter for The Washington Post along with Bob Woodward when they broke the story of the Watergate break-in and consequently helped bring about the resignation of United States President Richard Nixon. For his role in breaking the scandal, Bernstein received many awards; his work helped earn the Post a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973.

Although he left the Post in 1976, Bernstein has continued to write, analyze and comment on aspects of American culture. In addition to two books he co-wrote with Woodward about Watergate and the Nixon era, Bernstein has authored three books, including his most recent, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Public Affairs article: Assembly Series presents Carl Bernstein on public ethics and elected officials