Few journalists in America’s history have had the impact on their era and their craft as Carl Bernstein. For forty years, from All the President’s Men to A Woman-In-Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton, Bernstein’s books, reporting, and commentary have revealed the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders.
The Use and Abuse of Power: The American Presidency from Nixon to Trump
An Evening With Carl Bernstein: The System Can Work
From his time as a copy boy at age 16 in the Kennedy era, through Donald Trump’s presidency, Bernstein
reflects on the power of journalism and the concept of the common good as keystones of American
"The Best Obtainable Version of the Truth"
Bernstein’s definition of real reporting and the only basis for an informed debate about the American
condition, whether the debate is in Congress or family dinner tables across the country.
While critical of the performance of the press, Bernstein notes a decreasing willingness by ordinary citizens to be open to the best obtainable version of the truth, while searching out news and information to reinforce their already held political, cultural, and religious beliefs.
The Spiritual and Political Legacy of Pope John Paul II
The Lessons of Watergate: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Reporting and Political Drama that Led to the Resignation of President Richard Nixon and Continues to Affect the Course of American History
The Problem of Washington: It's Not Just the Politicians. We The People Sent Them There; We the Press are Complicit
The Triumphant End to an American Century: Three Remarkable Presidents - Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and the Problem of Their Successors
Rock and Roll, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Fall of Communism
The Broken Branch and Future of America: Can the United States Congress be Repaired?
“Carl Bernstein gave generously of his time while he interacted with students, faculty, and community members. The Q&A session after his speech was one of the most lively and engaged I’ve ever seen.”
“As a speaker, Mr. Bernstein was riveting. He managed to keep rapt attention from a big room of fidgety college students, deploying a ready sense of humor throughout the talk. I was also impressed with how careful and sensitive his interactions were with our donor family.”