Legendary Reporter Bob Woodward to Speak at U of A, Fayetteville Library

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward
Investigative journalist Bob Woodward

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Bob Woodward, one of America’s premiere investigative political reporters, will appear at the University of Arkansas as keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary celebration of Journalism Days by the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism.

Woodward also appears as Roy Reed Lecturer and as part of the student sponsored Distinguished Lecture Series. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Hillside Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and tickets are required.

Woodward will also speak at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Fayetteville Public Library as part of the FPL Author Series. This event is also free and open to the public and no tickets are needed.

The two events are a partnership between the U of A student Distinguished Lecture Series and the Fayetteville Public Library.

Student Tickets Available Online for U of A Lecture

Tickets are required for Woodward’s U of A lecture, and because students fund the lecture series, tickets will be made available to students first.

Students will be able to reserve tickets starting at 9 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, by going to osa.uark.edu. Tickets are limited to one per student.

Tickets can only be picked up between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, in the Living Room Lounge of the Arkansas Union.

If students cannot pick-up tickets during that time, they can email osa@uark.edu or call 575-5255.

If tickets are still available after April 3 they will be made available to U of A faculty and staff.

About Bob Woodward: Woodward first gained national attention, along with Carl Bernstein, as the main reporters for The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal, for which the Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Woodward and Bernstein wrote two books on the scandal, All the President’s Men and The Final Days.

Since that time Woodward has written 17 books based on his reporting. He was lead reporter for the Post’s coverage in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which earned the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. He is currently an associate editor for the Post.

“No living reporter has had greater impact on informing Americans about political culture in our country than Bob Woodward,” said Professor Larry Foley, chair of the Lemke Department of Journalism. “Having Mr. Woodward come to our town and our campus is monumental for our students, faculty and community. His visit coincides with the 60th anniversary of Journalism Days at the University of Arkansas, and we could not ask for a keynote speaker with more prestige and clout.”

Woodward’s most recent book, The Price of Politics, is based on 18 months of reporting and is 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.

The above story is from University Relations, originally published at “Legendary Reporter Bob Woodward to Speak at U of A, Fayetteville Library” at newswire.uark.edu.

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