Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Available to Discuss Archive, 35th Anniversary of Film

April 20, 2011

EVENT: News media availability with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

WHEN: 1:15 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. (CST), Thursday, April 21.

WHERE: In the Great Hall at the Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Library & Museum, 2313 Red River St.

BACKGROUND: The Woodward and Bernstein Watergate papers reside at the Harry Ransom Center, and materials related to the film and Watergate scandal are on display as part of the Ransom Center's exhibition "Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-First Century."

A small group of materials from the Ransom Center's Woodward and Bernstein Watergate papers is also on display in the Great Hall at the LBJ Library through April 29. Titled "All the President's Men: Newsroom to Big Screen," the display includes reporting notes, book drafts, film scripts, the contract signing over film rights to Robert Redford and other materials that trace the Watergate story from reporting to book to film.

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the release of the film "All the President's Men," the Ransom Center and the LBJ Library will host a series of Watergate-related events.

Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m. in the LBJ Library Auditorium

A panel of prominent journalists and commentators will explore the question "Could the media break a story like Watergate today?" Panelists include Peter Baker of The New York Times, Dana Priest of The Washington Post, Mark Miller of The Texas Tribune, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The panel will be moderated by Glenn Frankel, director of the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin.

Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. in the LBJ Library Auditorium

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Robert Redford discuss the film "All the President's Men" (1976) and its legacy.

Public tickets for both programs have been distributed. The stand-by line forms upon arrival of the first patron on April 21. Doors open 45 minutes before each program. Just before the programs begin, patrons in the stand-by line will be admitted to the auditorium to fill empty seats. Admission is not guaranteed.

For more information, contact: Alicia Dietrich, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512 232 3667;  Jennifer Tisdale, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512-471-8949; Anne Wheeler, LBJ Library, 731-2351 (text messages are preferred).