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Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein

    • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Known for Breaking the Watergate Story 
    • Political Analyst
    • Explores the Use and Abuse of Power in Politics, Media, Finance & Culture 
Fee Range

$30,000 - $50,000

Travels From

New York

Bernstein and Woodward Compare Trump, Nixon

Bernstein and Woodward Compare Trump, Nixon

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Interview

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Interview

CNN Interview

CNN Interview

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

White House Correspondents' Dinner

White House Correspondents' Dinner

We Are In A Cold Civil War

We Are In A Cold Civil War

Few journalists in America’s history have had the impact on their era and their craft as Carl Bernstein. For forty years, from All the President’s Men to A Woman-In-Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton, Bernstein’s books, reporting, and commentary have revealed the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders.

In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Since then, Bernstein has continued to build on the theme he and Woodward first explored in the Nixon years – the use and abuse of power: political, media, financial, cultural and spiritual power. Renowned as a prose stylist, he has also written a classic biography of Pope John Paul II, served as the founding editor of the first major political website, and been a rock critic.

The author of five best-selling books, Bernstein is currently also at work on several multi-media projects, including a memoir about growing up at a Washington newspaper, The Evening Star, during the Kennedy era; and a dramatic TV series about the United States Congress for HBO. He is also an on-air contributor to CNN and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine.

His most recent book was the national bestseller A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, acclaimed as the definitive biography of its subject, published by Knopf.

With Woodward, Bernstein wrote All the President’s Men (also a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman), about their coverage of the Watergate story; and The Final Days, about the denouement of the Nixon presidency.

His next book, a masterful memoir of his family’s experience in the McCarthy era, is titled Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir. He is also the co-author of the definitive papal biography, His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time, which detailed the Pope’s pivotal and often clandestine role in the fall of communism.

In 1977-78, Bernstein spent a year investigating the CIA’s secret relationship with the American press during the Cold War. The resulting 25,000-word article for Rolling Stone, entitled “The CIA and the Media,” was the first to examine a subject long suppressed by both American newspapers and the intelligence community.

Since his famous essay, “The Triumph of Idiot Culture,” a 1992 cover story for The New Republic about increasing sensationalism, gossip and manufactured controversy as staples of the American press, he has proved a prescient critic of his own profession.

A lesser-known part of Bernstein’s journalistic career is his tenure as a rock-critic at The Washington Post while a metro reporter before Watergate; he continues to write (very) occasionally about rock and classical music.

The Use and Abuse of Power: The American Presidency from Nixon to Trump 

An Evening with Carl Bernstein: The System Can Work.

From his time as a copyboy at age 16 in the Kennedy era, through Donald Trump’s presidency, Bernstein reflects on the power of journalism and the concept of the common good as keystones of American democracy.

“The best obtainable version of the truth”

Bernstein’s definition of real reporting and the only basis for an informed debate about the American condition, whether the debate is in Congress or family dinner tables across the country. While critical of the performance of the press, Bernstein notes a decreasing willingness by ordinary citizens to be open to the best obtainable version of the truth, while searching out news and information to reinforce their already held political, cultural, and religious beliefs.

The Spiritual and Political Legacy of Pope John Paul II

The Lessons of Watergate: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Reporting and Political Drama that Led to the Resignation of President Richard Nixon and Continues to Affect the Course of American History

 The Problem of Washington: It's Not Just the Politicians. We the People Sent Them There; We the Press are Complicit.

The Triumphant End to an American Century: Three Remarkable Presidents - Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and the Problem of Their Successors

Rock and Roll, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Fall of Communism

The Broken Branch and Future of America: Can the United States Congress be Repaired?

 

 

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