OVF Lecture: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein, Oct. 18

OVF Lecture: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein, Oct. 18

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein.

Bernstein’s Open VISIONS Forum lecture will focus a journalistic lens on a half-century of D.C. politics, from Watergate to Washington 2024.

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will welcome investigative journalist and author Carl Bernstein on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. for an Open VISIONS Forum lecture titled “Focusing a Journalistic Lens: Watergate to Washington 2024.”

Fifty years ago this past June, political journalists Bernstein and Carl Woodward broke the news of the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon. Bernstein and Woodward’s investigative reporting for The Washington Post in the early ’70s was revolutionary to American politics, earning a Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

Bernstein collaborated with Woodward on two classic books about Watergate, All the President’s Men (1974) followed by The Final Days (1976), a dramatic behind-the-scenes account of Nixon’s final month in office. He went on to work as an investigative reporter at ABC while contributing to publications such as Time, New Republic, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. He also continued to write books, including the biographies His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time (1996) and A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton (2007).

Bernstein’s latest memoir, titled Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, was published earlier this year. He is currently working on a dramatic TV series about the United States Congress for HBO, and remains a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and an on-air political analyst for CNN.

“Carl Bernstein promises to place into sharper focus many of the unanswered questions facing our nation's future," noted Professor Philip Eliasoph, founder and moderator of the Open VISIONS Forum. “Throughout nearly two and a half centuries, our well-tested print and news platforms have been an essential component serving America's democracy. We encourage you to participate — as students, faculty members, and community — to explore how the news media impacts our shared pathways."

Each season, the Quick Center’s Open VISIONS Forum (OVF) lecture series features a breadth of distinguished and insightful speakers. Upcoming OVF speakers include Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen (Nov. 1); award-winning dietician and best-selling author, Evelyn Tribole (Nov. 10); and Bret Stephens, a senior contributor to NBC News and op-ed columnists at The New York Times (Jan. 26, 2023). Learn more and reserve tickets at quickcenter.com.

The Open VISIONS Forum featuring Carl Bernstein is supported, in part, by Moffly Media, Delamar Southport, Delamar Spa, the Artisan, Cindy Raney & Team, and Westport Journal.

Tickets are on sale now at quickcenter.com for $30, or $20 for Quick Members.

In addition, tickets are available for an exclusive $100 Cocktail Reception with Carl Bernstein prior to the event which includes a ticket to the OVF lecture. For more information, contact the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010, Monday through Friday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

OVF Lecture: Carl Bernstein

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

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