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Tickets Available for First Commonwealth Lecture Featuring Woodward

Bob Woodward

Free tickets are still available for the second annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward.

Woodward will present “From Nixon to Bush: What Can President Obama Learn from Presidents Past?” on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the Hadley Union Building ticket window or by calling 724-357-1313.

Woodward is an assistant managing editor at the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, including the Pulitzer for his report on the Watergate scandal. He earned a second Pulitzer as lead reporter for the team that reported on the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Of Woodward’s books, three have been featured on 60 Minutes, three have been made into movies, and Newsweek has excerpted five in headline-making cover stories.

In his most recent book, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, Woodward provides his story of the White House and how the Bush administration “avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to Congress, and often to themselves.”

Woodward has coauthored or authored more number-one national best-selling nonfiction books than any other contemporary American writer.

The inaugural presentation in IUP’s First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series in October 2008 featured political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin. The lecture is presented in conjunction with IUP’s Ideas and Issues program.