Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, to Speak at East Carolina University

Opens 10th Anniversary Season of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

September 7, 2016

By Lacey L. Gray
Director of Marketing and Communications
Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Bob Woodward_Voyages Premier Lecture

Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter who, along with Carl Bernstein, gained fame uncovering the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration, will speak at East Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, in Wright Auditorium.

Woodward opens the 10th anniversary season of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. In this hotly-contested presidential election year, Woodward’s timely address will be on “The Age of the American Presidency.”

Called “the most celebrated journalist of our age” by The Wall Street Journal, Woodward has established himself as a journalistic icon. Woodward’s and Bernstein’s book about the Watergate scandal, “All the Presidents Men” won a Pulitzer Prize and was featured on TIME magazine’s list of the all-time 100 best non-fiction books as “perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

Watergate’s theme of secret government is a common thread throughout Woodward’s career that spawned 18 national bestselling books—12 of them #1—more than any other contemporary nonfiction author.

A sought after speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders, captivating audiences with fascinating stories featuring up-to-the-minute information expertly blended with historical reference for a truly unforgettable glimpse into American politics, the media and the biggest stories of the day.

Currently Associate Editor for The Washington Post, Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award, and his work with Bernstein on the Watergate scandal earned the Post the 1973 Pulitzer Prize. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize.

Prior to the lecture, in the lobby of Wright Auditorium, ECU’s Dowdy Student Stores will sell copies of Woodward’s books, “The Price of Politics,” “All the President’s Men” and “The Last of the President’s Men.” A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation, and Woodward will sign copies of his books.

The Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series is made possible through contributions from Harriot College’s Dean’s Advancement Council, various university organizations, and many friends and supporters. Co-sponsors of Woodward’s lecture include the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences; ECU’s Division of Academic Affairs; Division of Health Sciences; Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement; Division of Student Affairs; College of Fine Arts and Communication; School of Communication; and the Honors College.

Tickets for the Premier Lecture are $20. All other lectures for the season are $10. A season ticket package also is available for $40. Tickets may be requested through the ECU Central Ticket Office by calling 1-800-ECU-ARTS, or by visiting

Woodward’s lecture, which is a Wellness Passport Event, is free for ECU students. Tickets are required. To receive a free ticket, ECU students must go to the ECU Central Ticket Office, located in Mendenhall Student Center, and present his or her ECU One Card. Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For additional information about the Voyages series and its speakers, visit