Carl Bernstein: Trump vs Mueller
- Legendary journalist, Carl Bernstein, uses 40 years of experience to dissect the current political atmosphere
- With humor and humility, Bernstein compares The Nixon White House to the Trump administration in regards to integrity and scandal
- Responsibility, honesty, and morality are hot button topics that drive a lively conversation with Carl Bernstein
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Few journalists have had the impact on history and their craft as Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carl Bernstein. From uncovering the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward to writing about national and international affairs for half a century, Bernstein’s books, reporting and commentary have revealed the hidden workings of government and politics around the world.
Bernstein’s important on-air reporting and commentary on Donald Trump for CNN has been widely recognized for continuing the kind of work he and Bob Woodward pioneered during the Nixon presidency.
In 1973, Woodward and Bernstein were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their Watergate coverage at The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting new standards for investigative journalism. The pair went on to write two classic best-sellers: All the President’s Men (also a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman); and The Final Days, chronicling the end of the Nixon presidency.
Bernstein’s recently released book, Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, became an instant New York Times bestseller, receiving extraordinary attention and praise in reviews throughout the United States and Europe. In it, Bernstein recounts his earliest days in journalism at the Washington Evening Star newspaper, where he began his career during the Kennedy era as a 16-year-old copyboy. The roots of his Watergate reporting can be seen in this remarkable apprenticeship as a teenage reporter in the nation’s capital.
Bernstein’s other best-selling books demonstrate his unique range as a journalist: Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir, about his family’s experiences in the McCarthy era; His Holiness: Pope John Paul II and The History of Our Time – a biography of Pope John Paul II – that revealed the Pope’s pivotal role in the fall of communism; and A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, acclaimed as the definitive biography on the subject.
His magazine articles have appeared in Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone and The New Republic. From 1999-2001, Bernstein served as editor and executive vice president of Voter.com, a pioneering website that Forbes named the best political site on the internet. He has worked as Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News; and, while at the Washington Post, was also a part-time rock critic.
Bernstein lives in New York with his wife and is the father of two sons, Jacob Bernstein, a reporter for the New York Times; and Max Bernstein, who plays guitar for Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
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 working as a copyboy when he was 16 years old during 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 democracy.
“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 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 Spiritual and Political Legacy of Pope John Paul II
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?
‘Monday night slaughter’: Bernstein slams Trump and his ‘gang’ of GOP enablers for trying to shut down Russia probe
What Is The Monday Night Slaughter? Bernstein Accuses Trump, Republicans of Obstructing Justice After McCabe's Forced Out
'Monday Night Slaughter' Carl Bernstein Warns About Trump Attacks on the FBI Eroding Rule of Law in the U.S.
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