By Helen Gibson
Perhaps more than any other event in American history, the Watergate scandal of the 1970s challenged our understanding of the way journalists should cover politics.
Exposed by the reporting of Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the Watergate scandal left a legacy of investigative reporting for future journalists to follow. The 1976 film “All The President’s Men,” highlights their efforts.
On Oct. 11, “All The President’s Men” was shown on the campus of Western Kentucky University, and Fleischaker/Greene scholars led a panel discussion before and after about the film’s significance. This episode includes part of that discussion — and explains why Watergate is still relevant today.