Pulitzer Prize-winning author and famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein will deliver the Benjamin Bradlee Distinguished Lecture in Journalism at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on April 28. The lecture will be held in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena, starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Carl Bernstein shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of the Watergate scandal from 1972 to 1976 for The Washington Post. In the four decades since, Bernstein has continued to build on the theme he and Woodward first explored in the Nixon years — the use and abuse of power: political power, media power, financial power, and spiritual power. His most recent book is the best-selling biography, “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.” He is the author, with Woodward, of “All the President’s Men” and “The Final Days,” and, with Marco Politi, of “His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time.” He also wrote “Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir” about his family’s experience in the McCarthy Era.
Bernstein is an on-air contributor for CNN and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine. He is currently at work on a dramatic TV series about the United States Congress and on a feature film with director Steven Soderbergh.
The Bradlee Lecture features individuals who have made great contributions to journalism with a focus on democracy. The lecture is endowed by the late Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, who oversaw the publication of stories documenting the Watergate scandal. Bradlee served on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2013.
The annual event has brought eminent journalists to the St. Mary’s College campus, including Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Tony Kornheiser, and Ben Bradlee himself. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy, a joint initiative of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City.