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Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Carl Bernstein to Speak at LACC

Originally Published: 10/14/2019

Legendary Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, author and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein, known for breaking the Watergate story while a reporter at The Washington Post, will speak at Los Angeles City College (LACC) on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Bernstein will be the inaugural speaker of the newly established Nick Beck Investigative Journalism Lecture Series. The event will take place at the 350 seat Camino Theatre on the LACC campus from 3pm to 5:30pm.

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The author of five best-selling books, including All the President’s Men, Bernstein, and his co-author Bob Woodward, won a Pulitzer prize for their investigative work on the Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Bernstein has also written several biographies including the national bestseller, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the papal biography His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time.

“We are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to have an icon in the field of journalism speak on our campus,” said Dr. Mary Gallagher, President, Los Angeles City College. “Carl Bernstein’s career in reporting has changed the course of history on several occasions. This is a fantastic event for our students and for all Angelenos.”

“Carl Bernstein is one of the most influential journalists in the world,” said Rhonda Guess, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Newspaper Advisor at LACC. “His work has inspired a new generation of journalists to pursue truth in an increasingly complex world.”

LACC has had an award-winning Journalism program since the school’s founding in 1929 with journalism students receiving intensive hands-on instruction in digital news gathering techniques. This includes a series of practicum courses that cover instruction and practice in radio, TV news reporting, digital design, magazine publication, short form documentary production, and mobile reporting techniques. LACC’s The Collegian magazine was recently nominated for the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the College Media Advisors.  

“The LACC Foundation cultivated the gift that created this lecture series in recognition of Nick Beck, an alumnus who served as the editor of LACC’s award-winning student newspaper, The Collegian. We are thrilled to have Carl Bernstein as the inaugural speaker in this lecture series as we strive to inspire our students to study and train in the vitally important world of journalism,” added Robert Schwartz, Executive Director of the LACC Foundation.

Ticket Information

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LACC students: Free admission
General Admission:  $35
VIP Admission: $75 (includes VIP reception)
(Parking will be available in Lot 4 on the LACC Campus – 770 N. Heliotrope Dr.)

About Carl Bernstein

The author of five best-selling books, Bernstein is currently at work on several multi-media projects, including a memoir about growing up at a Washington newspaper, The Evening Star, during the Kennedy era, and a dramatic TV series about the United States Congress for HBO. He is also an on-air political analyst for CNN and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine.

His most recent book was the national bestseller A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, acclaimed as the definitive biography of its subject, published by Knopf.

With Woodward, Bernstein wrote two classic bestsellers: All the President’s Men (also a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman), about their coverage of the Watergate story; and The Final Days, about the denouement of the Nixon presidency.

He is also the author of a memoir of his family’s experience in the McCarthy era, entitled Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir; and the co-author of the definitive papal biography, His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time, which detailed the Pope’s pivotal and often clandestine role in the fall of communism. Bernstein was born and raised in Washington, DC and began his journalism career at age 16 as a copyboy, becoming a reporter at 19. He lives in New York with his wife and is the father of two sons, one a journalist and the other a rock musician.

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