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Woodward: Still 'haunted by what we don't know'



Published: Thu, April 4, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

After four decades of being one of the nation’s best-known and widely-respected journalists, you’d think Bob Woodward has seen it all.

“But I wake up every morning haunted by what we don’t know,” he said tonight to a capacity crowd at Stambaugh Auditorium as part of the Skeggs Lecture series of Youngstown State University.

The legendary journalist and author or co-author of 17 books — best known for his reporting, with Carl Bernstein, of the Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon as president of the United States — said, “We should worry the most” about government keeping secrets from its citizens.

There is “too much unnecessary secrecy” in government, he said.

Woodward told stories about various presidents, particularly Barack Obama, Nixon, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, for about 35 minutes, and then answered questions from the audience for 30 minutes.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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