BOB WOODWARD- In Person at SEWI Festival of Books
RESCHEDULED!!!! THE NEW DATE IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
In Person Event-
SEWI Festival of Books
THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
Thursday, November 16
the Lunt Fontanne Theatre
UW Milwaukee Waukesha
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
This event had to be postponed due to "a critical and unavoidable professional obligation" per Bob Woodward.
This event is now at capacity for in-person attendance. You may still register to watch the livestream of the event.
The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books and UWM-Waukesha present an evening with Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist Bob Woodward.
He will speak on The Past, Present and Future of the American Presidency.
Sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center for Public Leadership
Please register for this free event! Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Books are available for purchase from Books & Company, the official SEWI Festival of Books bookstore. A percentage of sales will be donated back to the SEWI Festival of Books.
Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2003 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
He will speak on The Past, Present and Future of the American Presidency. He has authored or coauthored 18 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Twelve of those have been #1 national bestsellers. He has written books on nine of the most recent presidents, from Nixon to Trump.
Bob Schieffer of CBS News has said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.”
In 2014, Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, said that he wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA, saying of Woodward, “He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to him…his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique.”
Gene Roberts, the former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the Woodward- Bernstein Watergate coverage, “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.” In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time Magazine has called All the President’s Men, by Bernstein and Woodward, “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 United States Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sentinel, where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post.
Bob Woodward is presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of General Studies at Waukesha and is sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center for Public Leadership.
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