Bob Woodward to keynote Chamber's Voices of Vision
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber has announced that Bob Woodward will be its second Voices of Vision speaker. Woodward will present on the presidency from Nixon to Obama on Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center.
Woodward is regarded as one of America's preeminent investigative reporters and nonfiction writers. He is best known for his work on the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein that resulted in numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. Woodward has been with the Washington Post since 1971 and has authored or co-authored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years with 12 of them becoming #1 national nonfiction bestsellers.
The Chamber's Voices of Vision series is designed to bring world-thought leaders and cutting-edge business visionaries to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community.
Woodward is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied history and English literature. Upon graduation, he began a five-year tour of duty as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy and was discharged as a lieutenant in August 1970. After a year at the Montgomery Sentinel, Woodward was hired as a Washington Post reporter in September 1971.
In 1972, he teamed with Carl Bernstein to investigate the burglary at the Watergate office building. The Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his work with Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. Woodward also co-authored two books with Bernstein about Nixon and Watergate: All the President's Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976). All the President's Men became a #1 national bestseller in the spring and summer before Nixon resigned in 1974.
Bernstein went on to write several best selling nonfiction books. Twelve of his books became #1 national best sellers, more #1 best sellers than any contemporary nonfiction author. 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 in 2002.
Woodward has been the recipient of nearly every American Journalism award, including the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.
"Woodward's vast knowledge of the American presidency and the inner workings of the American political and judicial systems will make him an excellent addition to our Voices of Vision series," said Chamber President/CEO Craig Whitney.
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of over 2,000 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 80,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.
Cost to attend the luncheon is $55 for Chamber members and $75 for general admission. To register, visit www.fmwfchamber.com or call 218-233-1100.