Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mark the fortieth anniversary of Watergate with a free screening of All the President's Men
August marked the fortieth anniversary of President Nixon's resignation and the culmination of the biggest scandal in American political history. The legacy of the Watergate scandal is still alive in part because of All the President's Men, the Academy Award-winning film about the Washington Post's investigation of the break-ins. Its depiction of real, hard-hitting, grounded journalism has make it a perennial favorite in the communications world.
To commemorate this anniversary, the School of Communication will be hosting a screening of All the President's Men TONIGHT at 7pm in the recently renovated McKinley Building. Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor at the Post, will also offer a few words about the role of the press in the Watergate scandal. (Best of all, it's free, and there will be refreshments at 6:30pm!)
Stop by the Forman Theater in McKinley tonight for a screening of a terrific film with some editorial comments from an authority figure in the world of print journalism. See you there!