Carl Bernstein, award winning journalist and author, will headline at The Main Event, the cornerstone of the Jewish Federation’s 2006 Annual Campaign. All community members are invited to join together in welcoming Mr. Bernstein on THURSDAY, MARCH 16th at at
After winning virtually every prize in journalism, including (with Bob Woodward) the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Washington Post for its Watergate coverage, Bernstein left the paper in 1977 and spent the next year investigating the CIA’s secret relationship with the American press during the Cold War. The resulting 25,000 word article, for Rolling Stone, was the first to examine a subject long suppressed by both American newspapers and the intelligence community.
From 1980 to 1984, Bernstein was at ABC News, first as its Washington Bureau Chief, then as a senior correspondent specializing in national security matters. His first story on the air – on ABC’s 20/20, then in a print version for the
In 1982, for ABC News and Nightline, Bernstein covered the Israeli invasion of
In late 1989, following
Magazine. His special report in Time – several weeks before the start of the Gulf War – disclosed seething discontent and hatred for Saddam throughout
In 1992, Bernstein wrote a cover story for The New Republic magazine entitled “The Idiot Culture” – a scathing (and prescient) indictment of the sensationalist agenda overtaking much of American journalism. His critique argued that the journalistic legacy of Watergate is at odds with an increasingly irresponsible media culture, dominated by huge conglomerates, that in the interest of profits (rather than truth) routinely celebrates gossip, the lurid and the loopy, and manufactured controversy at the expense of real reporting.
Tickets for the event, which cost $36 each, can be purchased by phone at 704-944-6757, online at www.jewishcharlotte.org, or at the Federation office located on