Watergate

Last evening I attended an event at the Press club which featured Woodward and Bernstein being interviewed by Marvin Kalb.It was a fascinating session focused on the Nixon presidency and the Watergate scandal.It was remarkable that then two twenty some odd year olds were responsible for bringing down the most powerful man in the world.It would never have happened without the support of their editor Ben Bradlee and owner Catherine Graham.One of the key points made during the evening was that the Networks no longer are news organizations but rather sound bite outfits that provide little depth. Both Woodward and Bernstein believe that great reporting still occurs but because of the instant gratification of the internet it is more rare than years ago when the News departments were not primary money makers.

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