Bob Woodward to Speak at WTAMU Distinguished Lecture Series

April 1, 2013

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Bob Woodward to Speak at WTAMU Distinguished Lecture Series

CANYON, Texas—His investigative reporting has earned him two Pulitzer Prizes as well as a reputation as one of the best reporters of our time, and on Monday, April 15, Bob Woodward will be at West Texas A&M University for a Distinguished Lecture presentation on “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics.”

The lecture is set for 7:30 p.m. at the First United Bank Center. The event is open to the public, and tickets are not required.

“The mission of the Distinguished Lecture Series is to invite persons of national prominence to the  WTAMU campus in order to expose our students to some of the most important issues of our times,” Dr. James Calvi, head of the Distinguished Lecture Committee, said. “Mr. Woodward has certainly been at the center of many of the Nation’s most controversial issues for the last 40 years.”Bob Woodward

Woodward, who joined The Washington Post in 1971, has spent decades at the forefront of political reporting. His work with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration earned The Washington Post a Pulitzer Prize in 1973, and his articles on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. His reporting delves into political issues at home and abroad with stories on everything from the American presidency and the CIA to the Federal Reserve and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He also has won national acclaim as the author or co-author of 17 books—all national non-fiction best sellers. Some of those titles include All the President’s Men, The Final Days, The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House, Bush at War and Obama’s Wars. His most recent book, The Price of Politics, is based on 18 months of reporting and gives an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition.

Woodward graduated from Yale University in 1965. He served five years as a communications officer in the United States Navy before beginning his journalism career as a reporter at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sentinel. He joined The Post one year later and currently serves as the paper’s associate editor.

WTAMU’s Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2007 to enhance education in the classroom. A portion of the student activity fee funds the series, and committee members strive to select speakers who appeal to a broad spectrum of the student body. For more information about the Distinguished Lecture Series, contact Dr. James Calvi, head of the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, at 806-651-2674 or



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