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Bob Woodward to Speak at Arlington Campus, March 7

Wednesday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Original Building Room 329

The Mason Forum, a speaker series hosted by scholar-in-residence Richard Norton Smith, will be holding its second program, "A Conversation with Bob Woodward," at Mason's Arlington Campus on March 7 at 5 p.m. in the Original Building, Room 329.  The program is free and open to the public.

In more than 35 years as an investigative journalist and author, Bob Woodward has gained a unique understanding of the workings of American government at the highest levels. His articles and books have covered topics from Watergate to the Supreme Court and the Clinton Administration to the CIA. Woodward's work since 2002 has focused largely on the Bush presidency, including the response to the Sept. 11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

During the forum, Smith and the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist will discuss Woodward's career and how investigative journalism has changed. Woodward also will talk about how he has gained the trust of many high-level sources and gotten the interviews and information no one else could get.

Bob Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award and in 1973 shared a Pulitzer Prize with Carl Bernstein for their reporting 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 has authored or coauthored 11 national best-selling non-fiction books.

Woodward's most recent book, "State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III," examines how the George W. Bush Administration "mangled Iraq" after the 2003 invasion.  It follows Woodward's previous books on the Bush Administration, "Bush at War" and "Plan of Attack."  Woodward will be signing copies of the book after the talk.