National Press Club

The Watergate's mysterious past explored, 6:30 pm Feb. 21

February 14, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Joseph Rodata, author of The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address, is scheduled to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Joseph Rodata, author of The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address, is scheduled to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Nearly everyone is familiar with the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, which began with the arrest of five men at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and ended with the resignation of America’s chief executive. But there is more to the history of the Watergate complex.

Joseph Rodata, author of The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address, will take attendees on a deep dive into the Watergate’s shadowy past and most intriguing inhabitants at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. They can be purchased online.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

Rodata is the chief executive of the political opposition research consulting firm Forward Observer and has more than 30 years of experience working in some of the highest levels of politics. He served as a writer and communications manager in the Reagan White House and as a top campaign and government aide for California Govs. Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Upcoming Club Headliners:

Feb. 23 – Newsmaker event with National Commander of The American Legion Denise Rohan

Feb. 27 – Book event with Jesse J. Holland, author of Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?

March 1 – Book event with journalist and author Joanne Lipman