Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 Bob Woodward's reporting, both in the pages of The Washington Post and his many best-sellers, has influenced modern journalism, beginning with his legendary coverage of Watergate. Mike Collins sat down with Woodward to discuss President Trump, journalism and more.
Iconic investigative journalist, Bob Woodward is the winner of nearly every American journalism award, including two Pulitzers, and he will be at The State on December 10 with Governor Christine Todd Whitman. He joins us to discuss his latest award-winning book and what went into writing it compared to his previous books.
Woodward has written books on every U.S. president since Richard Nixon — nine in total. But in all his years covering politics, he says he's never encountered a president like President Trump. Woodward's sources describe situations that reveal the president as uninformed and unaware of the possible consequences of his actions. "We are at a pivot point in history," Woodward says. His new book is 'Fear: Trump in the White House.'
We’re taking a break from our reported podcasts this week to bring you audio from a conversation between legendary investigative reporter Bob Woodward and former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr.
During a session at the 2009 IRE Conference in Baltimore, the two covered media failures, the editor-reporter relationship, and what dinner with Al Gore is like.
Fresh out of the Navy, Bob Woodward washed out in his first attempt to work for The Washington Post, and went to work for a tiny suburban weekly. A year later, he was back at the Post and at age 29 found himself in the middle of one of the biggest stories of the century. With the full support of their editor, Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward and his Post colleague Carl Bernstein continued to pursue the Watergate story, after other news outlets had dropped the story. In the end, the Watergate scandal brought down a President and made Bob Woodward the most famous investigative reporter in America. He is now Assistant Managing Editor of the Post, and has written nearly a dozen best-selling books.