Special Film Screening and Panel
The Role of the Press: Investigating the 1972 Watergate Break-in that Led to the Resignation of an American President.
This unique activity showcases the events during one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s political history. Through the classic and contemporary film, All the President’s Men, and a following panel discussion, Inaugural Scholars explore the important role of the press in a democratic society.
In the film, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein follow a trail of deception that leads them all the way to the Richard Nixon White House and ultimately to the resignation of the president.
Inaugural Scholars interact throughout this exciting activity by showcasing their knowledge of the historic break-in, the investigation and the president’s resignation and explore how this event forever changed American politics.
Special panel guest, Bob Woodward
Veteran journalist, Nick Clooney