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Carl Bernstein

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
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Profession: Investigative Reporter

United States of America

Biography: Carl Bernstein won a Pulitzer Prize for his and Bob Woodward's investigation of the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post. Their investigation was a major factor that led to the resignation of President Nixon.

A book chronicling their investigation "All the President's Men" appeared in 1974 and a follow-up "The Last Days", detailing President Nixon's final days in power was published in 1976. "All the President's Men" was made into a successful film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman portrayed Bernstein in the film.

Bernstein left the Washington Post in 1997. he worked for various Media outlets over the years including ABC and "Time". In 1992 Bernstein wrote a piece for Time on the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II.

In 2007 Bernstein published a biography of Hillary Clinton.

Born: February 14, 1944
Birthplace: Washington, D. C., USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 1976-04-14 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan; divorce in 1980

Historical Events

  • 1974-06-15 "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US
  • 1976-04-09 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the non-fiction book by journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released

Quotes by Carl Bernstein

  • "All good reporting is the same thing - the best attainable version of the truth."

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