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Bernstein, Carl, investigative journalist
Carl Bernstein, a native of Washington, D.C., began his journalism career at the age of sixteen as a part-time copy boy for the Washington Star. Due to his vigorous desire to delve into world of journalism, Bernstein dropped out of the University of Maryland after his freshman year and returned to the Washington Star. At twenty-two, Bernstein moved to the Washington Post, working as a reporter. Between 1972 and 1973, Bernstein and Robert Woodward, a fellow journalist at the Post, conducted an investigation of the Watergate break-in, which revealed that the burglary was part of an effort, funded by the Committee to Reelect the President and including the participation of some of Nixon’s close advisors, to sabotage President Nixon’s political opponents. In 1973, Bernstein and Woodward won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Watergate scandal. One year later, Bernstein and Woodward co-authored All the President’s Men, a work chronicling their investigation of the Watergate break-in. Bernstein later left the Post in 1977 and went on to work for ABC News, Time, and Vanity Fair, and to write three other books.
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