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Famed reporter Bob Woodward to speak in Pasadena

April 22, 2004

Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter is coming to Pasadena as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. He is appearing at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on May 5 at 8 p.m.

The audience is invited to join Woodward as he offers his unique and gritty perspective on Washinton politics, the Bush White House, the upcoming presidential campaign, the CIA and FBI, as well as an in-depth discussion on his new book, "Plan of Attack."

As the most respected investigative reporter in the news business, Woodward is an assistant managing editor of investigative news for the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. Named one of the best investigative reporters in America by The New York Times, he has won nearly every American journalism award. The Pulitzer was given to the Post in 1973 for the reporting of Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the lead reporter for the Post's articles on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that won the national affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.

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Woodward first gained national attention in 1973 when he teamed with Bernstein to investigate the burglary at the Watergate office building. Since then, he's achieved national acclaim as the only contemporary American to author or co-author nine No. 1 national best-selling non-fiction books, including "All The President's Men," "The Final Days," "The Agenda," "The Choice," "Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate," which surveys the legacy of the Watergate scandal on contemporary politics, "Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom," a look at Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and the American economy and his November 2002 work, "Bush at War."

Woodward was born March 26, 1943 in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County Sentinel in Maryland, where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post.

The Distinguished Speaker Series will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, at 300 E. Green St. in Pasadena.

Woodward is the sixth of seven talks offered as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series of Pasadena. Karen Hughes will speak May 25. Woodward's evening will conclude with a half-hour question and answer session moderated by a KABC TalkRadio host.

Individual tickets to Woodward and the remaining speaker Karen Hughes are $50 and $38 each and can be purchased at the Pasadena Civic box office by calling 626-449-7360 or through TicketMaster or visit www.speakersla.com.

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