National Press Club

What If Watergate Happened Today?

November 28, 2006

About This Video

Run time: 62 minutes

Alicia Shepard talked about her book Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate, published by Wiley. She talked about what happened to two of America's most famous journalists, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, during and after Watergate and how journalism was changed forever. She and the panelists then discussed the topic, "What if Watergate Happened Today?" Topics included changes in investigative reporting, the growth of the Internet and instant global communication, leaks to the press, and challenging the government. After their discussion, the panelists responded to audience members' questions.