Tuesday, October 25, 2011





By Doc Lawrence

ATLANTA, GA- They made journalism as exciting as space exploration. Long ago, two unknown reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story for the Washington Post and they are making a limited number of appearances in commemoration of 40th anniversary the Watergate break-in. I will be there with them to share their remembrances of the tumultuous times that they, in part, set in motion culminating in the resignation of Richard Nixon and the criminal convictions of myriad Nixon subordinates including the Attorney General of the United States.

Their work set the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and the Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Together, Woodward and Bernstein wrote two classic best sellers: “All the President’s Men,” about their experience covering the Watergate story and “The Final Days,” about the denouement of Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Forever enshrined in the classic Hollywood movie, “All the President’s Men, “ starring Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein and Robert Redford as Woodward, the onc-time beat reporters in Washington now occupy a prominent place in American history.

I’ll tell you all about them later, hopefully sharing a few facts heretofore kept secret.

NOTE: Here’s the first Civil War story from my recent Kentucky journey: http://bytheseafuture.org/Southwind_10-21-11.html

Plus fine dining in Louisville:

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