Robert Upshur Woodward was born on March 26th, 1943 to Jane and Alfred Woodward in Geneva, Illinois ("WOODWARD, Bob," n.d.). He went on to attend Yale University while on a Naval ROTC scholarship. While at Yale, Woodward studied English literature and history. He graduated and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965, and then began a five-year tour of duty with the Navy. When he was discharged in August of 1970, he applied for a reporter position at the Washington Post. He was given a two-week trial, but was ultimately not given the job due to his lack of journalism experience. Woodward went on to get a job at the Montgomery Sentinel, and was hired a year later in September of 1971 as a reporter for the Post ("Early Life and Career," n.d.). He still maintains a place at the Post, where he is an associate editor.
The most well-known thing Woodward is known for is the Watergate investigation that he worked on with Carl Bernstein. The two later compiled their investigation into a book entitled, All the President’s Men. The book was made into an award-winning film starring Robert Redford as Bob Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein. The film won an Aca...
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The Watergate Story. (n.d.). Retrieved March 08, 2010, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/timeline.html
Woodward, B., & Bernstein, C. (1972, June 19). GOP Security Aide Among Five Arrested in Bugging Affair. The Washington Post. Retrieved March 7, 2010, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2002/05/31/AR2005111001228.html
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