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01/17/92

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Carl Bernstein to speak at Stanford

STANFORD -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein, one-half of the Washington Post investigative team that uncovered the Watergate scandal, will speak at Stanford University's Kresge Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Bernstein will discuss the role of the press in the period from Watergate to Kuwait. The speech is being presented by the Stanford Speakers Bureau.

During the last 25 years, Bernstein has provided reports and analyses on international events, including the clandestine operations to supply arms to Afghan rebels, the Falkland Islands War and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

He recently returned from Baghdad, where he reported on the Gulf War and the tensions that provoked it, as a special correspondent for Time magazine. Before working in Iraq, Bernstein was the Washington bureau chief for ABC News, developing in-depth reports for both "20/20" and "Nightline."

In 1972, Bernstein and Bob Woodward began their investigation of the Watergate break-in, a story that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon from the presidency. The two men detailed their investigative efforts in All the President's Men, which became a national bestseller and the basis for a movie. They followed that book with a second best-seller, The Final Days, which chronicled the end of the Nixon administration. In addition, Bernstein is the author of Loyalties, about the McCarthy era in American politics.

For more information, contact the Stanford Speakers Bureau at (415) 723-2880.

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