OLLI at FAU Presents Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Woodward and Bernstein coming to FAU in February
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida Atlantic University presents “A Conversation with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein From Watergate to Today: Journalism, Accountability and the Current Challenges to American Democracy.”
The first presentation will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 at 7 p.m., at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. A second presentation will take place Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at 2 p.m., at the John D. MacArthur Campus’ OLLI Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. Both conversations will be moderated by Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County.
Woodward and Bernstein, both Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and bestselling authors, changed the face of modern American journalism 50 years ago. While at The Washington Post, their investigation into the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972 eventually led to the official resignation of then-U.S. President Richard M. Nixon on Aug. 9, 1974.
Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post where he has worked for 50 years. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes: the first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Bernstein; and the second in 2002 as the lead reporter for the Post’s coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored 22 national bestsellers.
Bernstein has served as the Washington bureau chief for ABC News and authored seven bestselling books.
Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, leads a team of 115 prosecutors and 180 professional staff in five offices throughout Palm Beach County. He is a former assistant attorney general, White House fellow and Florida senator.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in South Florida to hear first-hand from two iconic Pulitzer Prize-winners about the state of American journalism and the current challenges facing American democracy,” said Jane Morgan, executive director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU.
For more information about OLLI Boca Raton, visit https://olliboca.fau.edu/. For more information about OLLI Jupiter, visit https://www.fau.edu/osherjupiter/. The Boca Raton campus sponsor is Jim and Stephanie Sokolove. Jupiter campus sponsors are Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Distinguished Speakers Endowment Fund, Larry and Susan Ornstein, and Art and Sally Lapides.