Journalistic icon Bob Woodward will provide Morningside College’s 2019 Waitt Lecture in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. His topic will be “The State of the American Presidency: Addressing the Lay of the Land Pre-Iowa Caucus.” The event is free and open to the public.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Journalistic icon Bob Woodward will provide Morningside College’s 2019 Waitt Lecture in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. His topic will be “The State of the American Presidency: Addressing the Lay of the Land Pre-Iowa Caucus.” The event is free and open to the public.
An associate editor of The Washington Post where he has worked since 1971, Woodward is arguably best known for his coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein. The work earned him his first shared Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Woodward received his second shared Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. During his storied career, he has also received nearly every major American journalism award.
In addition to his journalistic work, Woodward has authored and coauthored 19 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Thirteen have been #1 national bestsellers. His most recent book, Fear: Trump in the White House (2018), sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week in the United States.
Woodward has published on nine of the most recent U.S. presidents and his coauthored book All the President’s Men (1974) was named to TIME Magazine’s list of All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, with TIME noting that it was “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”
Woodward was born March 26, 1943 in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County Sentinel (Maryland), where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post.
Norman Waitt Jr., a 1986 Morningside graduate and a former member of the Morningside College Board of Directors, established the Waitt Lecture Series at Morningside College in 1997. He saw it as an opportunity to bring the world to Morningside College students and the community through appearances by nationally and internationally known leaders in business, politics, economics, history and the media. Recent lecturers have included CNN journalist and commentator Fareed Zakaria, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, economist/humorist Ben Stein, and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.