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Award-Winning Reporter Bob Woodward Addresses PIA Federal Legislative Summit

PIA members who were about to embark on a day of visits March 31 with their members of Congress got an inside look at the...
April 7, 2011

PIA members who were about to embark on a day of visits March 31 with their members of Congress got an inside look at the ways of Washington from an award-winning journalist and author who has spent four decades reporting on the major events and power players at the highest levels of politics in Washington, D.C.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Bob Woodward told the PIA members that in order for our system of government to work, accountability is needed.

"We do need to know," said Woodward. "And it's not that every citizen needs to know every detail, the issue is that members of Congress and the president represent the citizens, and we have a system of accountability. If you ask me what's the biggest thing we should worry about in this country, it is secret government. That's what will do us in."

Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post's articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.

Read more about Bob Woodward's speech at the PIA Federal Legislative Summit here.

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