Watergate journalists pair up at Trinity

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By Cassandra M. Rodriguez

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Best known for their investigative reporting of the Watergate break-in that led to the resignation of a president, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, are speaking at Trinity University’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Laurie Auditorium.

The lecture is free but requires a ticket for admission. Tickets are available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Laurie Auditorium box office at the university beginning Oct. 21. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

On June 17, 1972, a break-in occurred at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.

President Richard Nixon attempted to cover up the event and his administration’s involvement. When evidence mounted confirming his involvement in a cover-up, Nixon resigned from his presidency Aug. 9, 1974.

“Woodward and Bernstein were known as pioneering journalists whose dogged pursuit of the truth inspired an entire generation of investigative journalists. Their work changed the relationships of presidents and journalists forever,” Sharon Jones Schweitzer, assistant vice president for external relations at the university said.

For more information, visit www.trinity.edu or call 210-999-8406.

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