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- All the Presidents Men All the presidents' men begins on June 17 1972 when five burglars broke into the Democratic National headquarters, which was located at the Watergate Hotel. Most of the Newspapers disregarded the story as just another break in but Two reporters for the Washington post stuck with the story till the End. The two reporters named Carl Bernstien and Bob Woodward realized that this break in was some how involved in the up coming election but they did not know how. Their first move was to follow where the money for the break in came from.... [tags: Carl Bernstein Bob Woodward]
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- Richard Nixon's first term as president will always be connected with the Watergate scandal, the biggest political scandal in United States history. Various illegal activities were conducted including burglary, wire tapping, violations of campaign financing laws, sabotage, and attempted use of government agencies to harm political opponents to help Richard Nixon win reelection in the 1972 presidential elections. There were about 40 people charged with crimes related to the scandal. Most of them were convicted by juries or pleaded guilty.... [tags: All the President's Men Essays]
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- All the President’s Men is a film that was produced in 1976 and it is based on the true story of the two journalists who uncovered the truth of the Watergate scandal that occurred in 1972 through 1974 during Richard Nixon’s presidency. The movie begins by showing the incident that took place on June 17, 1972 when five men with bugging and photographic equipment were caught breaking into the Democratic International Committee headquarters at the Watergate Complex. The men were arrested and two reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, from the Washington Post were assigned to cover the story.... [tags: Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon, Bob Woodward]
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- Bob Woodward is an award-winning investigative journalist perhaps best known for his work with Carl Bernstein in the investigation of the Watergate scandal and a series of articles for which The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize ("Bob Woodward," n.d.). Woodward is also a renowned author of fifteen non-fiction books; eleven of the fifteen have become number one best sellers, the highest of any contemporary author ("Full Biography," n.d.). The New York Times has even gone so far as to call Woodward, “… the most famous investigative reporter in America” (DeParle, 1992).... [tags: Biography]
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- All the President's Men is a book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The book discussed what happened to President Nixon in the Watergate Scandal from Bernstein and Woodward's point of view. The Watergate Scandal was a significant part of presidential history. This even would result in Nixon's resignation and what would have been his guaranteed impeachment. The Watergate Scandal took an impact on politics as a whole. Politicians are known as "liars" and people who keep secrets from the public. The Watergate Scandal is something Nixon can never make up for, but will always beremembered for.... [tags: American History]
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- All the President's Men The movie “All the President's Men” (1976), is based on the work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein two Washington Post newspaper writers, who uncovered the cover-up of the White House's involvement in the Democratic Party National headquarters, Watergate, break-in. At first, Bob Woodward discovers what seems to be a minor break-in but is surprised to find that top lawyers were already on the defense case. He also discovers that names and addresses of Republican fund organizers were being accused, which further aroused his suspicions.... [tags: Art]
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- Film Review: All President’s Men In June 1972, five burglars broke into Watergate complex, and were arrested on the spot. A reporter of Washington Post, Bob Woodward, starts an investigation to write a story and later is joined by another journalist, Carl Bernstein. In the process, they find out that the break-in leads much higher to H.R. Haldeman, “second most important person in the country” (after President Nixon). During their investigation, the two reporters used various techniques to get information.... [tags: film review]
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- The old proverb “the Pen is mightier than the sword” (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy) still holds significance in protecting of public rights. Words such as freedom, and liberty engendered the idea for democracy. Such words formed into sentences and paragraphs enlightened the public to take action against tyranny and corruption. Freedom of the press is what ensured the general masses of their public rights. The exemplary case in which the freedom of the press played a role was the endeavors of Woodward and Bernstein to unravel the corrupted politics behind the Watergate Scandal.... [tags: Film, Movie]
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- It has been 42 years since the Nixon presidency was brought to an end by the Watergate scandal. All the President's Men, the movie depicting the Watergate Scandal, accurately portrays the events surrounding President Nixon and the taping of the Democratic Party Headquarters. This historical accuracy is evident in the portrayal of the two Washington Post journalists that covered the story, in the depiction of the events that took place to uncover the scandal, and in the rendering of the steps that led to Nixon's resignation from office.... [tags: film analysis, the Watergate scandal]
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- I. Summary Opening in theaters around the United States in April of 1976, All the President’s Men paints quite an accurate account of American journalism yet at the same time is a suspenseful adventure that manages to entertain and inform its viewers. Vincent Canby, a reviewer for the New York Times called the movie, “an unequivocal smash-hit—the thinking man’s Jaws.” Because the film is written from the perspective of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the movie works as a blockbuster, and not just a documentary.... [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The book was written in a very effective way for many reasons. Instead of writing the book in the first person, which would be the most common way to do so with the authors informing their audience strictly based on personal experiences, the two authors wrote the book in the third person. This proved to be very effective because of the fact that it told the story better and gave a better perception as to what was going on in the book. If the authors' flip-flopped taking turns writing the book, each taking different sections, and the audience would not understand what was going on with the other reporter; how he viewed the situation, what was going on in his head at the time and how he felt. This also opened the door for the audience to get a better understanding of outside characters other than the two authors and explain outside events that were going on that were written about to a fuller extent.
The book is very descriptive and elaborates in giving thoughts and details which help give the reader a complete understanding as to what is going on at the time. It paints a picture in your head while reading the book as if you can see the scene perfectly that the authors are trying to portray. From little things like on page 81, where it explains Bernstein's love for bicycles and the fact that he has trouble thinking that someone involved with the Watergate bugging could love bicycles as well, to a meeting between the two reporters and the editors on the bottom of page 101 and continued through to page 102. The book also gives stars next to certain items which are stated throughout the book, like on page 127,220, etc., meaning that there is a greater explanation for readers to a reference of some sort made in the book that many readers could not be familiar with. There are also many descriptive interviews which give quotes word-for-word and also provide thoughts on how the interviewee sounds on account with the authors who are interviewing them, from tone of their voice, pauses, etc. The one specific interview that comes to mind which was very powerful was Bernstein's phone conversation with the former Attorney General at the time, John N. Mitchell, on page 105.
The one thing that I was displeased with however with the book is how the book ended with President Nixon's State of the Union address on January 30, 1974, which he states that he has no plans of resigning. It has nothing about or makes no references to his actual resignation which he announced on August 8, 1974 (source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/rn37.html). I would have liked if some were written on this, one, to learn more about it, and two, if the reader doesn't know his history, the reader could come to the conclusion that Nixon never did resign.
This book tells a story that is essential for not only journalists to know, but for the overall public as well. It is for the most part a model of how investigative journalism should be carried out and points out things that should not be done through examples of situations the reporters got themselves into. The book shows how powerful journalism can be in bring a whole presidential administration to guilt and without the stories written by Bernstein and Woodward, the scandal could not have possibly been revealed. It also shows the importance of The First Amendment in this country.