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Bob Woodward to Talk on Moral Responsibility and the Modern American Presidency

— by on January 8th, 2008

Bob Woodward, renowned Washington Post reporter and author, will talk on Moral Responsibility and the Modern American Presidency at the Institute for Honor symposium at Washington and Lee University, Friday, Jan. 18.

His keynote address will given be at 11:15 a.m. in Lee Chapel and is open to the public.

Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.

Woodward won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003. The Weekly Standard called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.” In 2003, Albert Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” In 2004, Bob Schieffer of CBS News said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.”

Woodward has authored or co-authored 11 No. 1 national best-selling non-fiction books–more than any contemporary American writer.

For more information on Bob Woodward follow this link http://www.bobwoodward.com/

Now in its seventh year, the W&L Institute for Honor promotes the understanding and practice of honesty as an indispensable element of society. The Institute’s annual symposium features talks by noted authors, journalists, diplomats and scholars as a focal point for extended discussions of honor in American public and private life.