Watergate and the Media

Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein participated in a panel discussion called “Watergate and the Media: Did the… read more

Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein participated in a panel discussion called “Watergate and the Media: Did the System Work?” which was moderated by David Oshinsky. Bernstein and Woodward wrote about the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post from 1972-1974. Their investigative reporting was credited with forcing President Nixon’s resignation. Scholars examined the ways in which Watergate changed the press. After their presentations the participants responded to audience members' questions.

The Harry Ransom Center presented “The Legacy of Watergate: Why It Still Matters” in McCullough Theatre. Co-sponsors were the Austin American-Statesman and statesman.com. This forum held on the 35th anniversary of the Watergate break-in celebrated the opening of the Woodward-Bernstein Watergate Archive. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Richard Oppel Editor Austin American-Statesman
  • David M. Oshinsky Professor University of Texas at Austin->History Department
  • Thomas Staley Director University of Texas at Austin->Ransom (Harry) Humanities Research Center
  • Bob Woodward Assistant Managing Editor Washington Post
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Program ID:
197307-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2007

Airing Details

  • Jun 30, 2007 | 9:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 01, 2007 | 12:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 2007 | 11:18am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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