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Release: Nov. 9, 1999

Watergate reporter Bob Woodward at UI Nov. 22 for free lecture

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bob Woodward, the Washington Post journalist whose series of co-written articles helped expose President Richard Nixon's political machine and his plans to quash his Democratic opponents, will present a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at the University of Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

Woodward's appearance at the UI is made possible by the UI Lecture Committee.

Woodward's and fellow Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein's investigative reports about the June 1972 Watergate Hotel break-in helped earn The Post a 1973 Pulitzer Prize for its investigation of the Watergate case.

Since then, Woodward has become managing editor of investigative news for The Post, and according to his biography, he is the only contemporary author to write more than seven number one best-selling non-fiction books. He's a fixture among elite journalism circles, making frequent appearances as a commentator on television news shows such as ABC's "This Week," and he continues to publish.

Woodward's recent book, "Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate 1974-1999," is a detailed retrospective of President Bill Clinton's terms in office, Nixon's effect on the U.S. political system and Ford's pardon of him. He examines Carter's missteps, and he looks at Reagan's and Bush's impact on the wars in Iran. Among his other titles are "All the Presidents Men," "The Agenda," and "The Choice."

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Lecture Committee at (319) 335-3255.