HOUSTON, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
Media Interviews, Bios, Photos, Video Footage and Media Passes Available Upon Request
Media Contact: Laura M. Pennino, Senior PR consultant for BRILLIANT
281.286.9398 Ext. 1, mobile 713.419.1776, lp(at)penninoandpartners(dot)com
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein gained national recognition for their investigative reporting on the initial Watergate break-in and the scandal that followed. Forty years and many books later, Woodward and Bernstein come together for one night only to give audiences a special look into the presidencies from Nixon to Obama. This event will be hosted by BRILLIANT, annual sponsor Tenenbaum and Co. and title sponsors Robert and Donna Bruni on Thursday, Sept. 25, at The Wortham Center at 7 p.m.
The date is June 17, 1972. Woodward and Bernstein arrive to work at The Washington Post. They receive an assignment to cover a break in at the Watergate office complex that occurred earlier that morning. Woodward and Bernstein’s investigation and subsequent articles about the Watergate scandal helped earn The Washington Post a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973. The following year, Woodward and Bernstein released their first book, titled “All The President’s Men.” This book later became the subject of the 1976 movie of the same name.
In the years following, Woodward and Bernstein continued on their paths to success. Together they have released almost 20 books, three of which Woodward and Bernstein co-authored about Watergate.
While working at The Washington Post, Woodward was instrumental in helping to earn the Post a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its coverage of the 9/11 attacks. Woodward himself has earned almost every American journalism award, including The Heywood Broun award, Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting, Sigma Delta Chi Award, George Polk Award, William Allen White Medal, and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency.
Over the years, Bernstein has published three additional books, his most recent being a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton titled, “A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.” His book became both a New York Times and national bestseller.
“BRILLIANT is honored to present this exclusive opportunity for Houston audiences to hear directly from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about their award-winning perspectives on people and events that have shaped our country. We anticipate that there will be very significant interest in these esteemed speakers and writers,” commented Scott Brogan, founder of BRILLIANT.
Limited VIP tickets are available at $250 per person and include private pre-VIP champagne reception and photograph with both speakers in the Green Room of the Wortham Center. BRILLIANT founder Scott Brogan and Robert and Donna Bruni will host an exclusive seated dinner with Woodward and Bernstein immediately following the program at Hotel Granduca, located at 1080 Uptown Park Blvd. Very limited tickets for the four-course seated dinner are available for $500 per person. To RSVP for the VIP reception and private dinner, please call 713-974-1335.
BRILLIANT is known for presenting programs that educate, inspire and entertain its audiences from every walk of life. Established in 2005 in Houston, BRILLIANT delivers interactive audience experiences featuring regional, national and international leaders, role models, philanthropists, humanitarians, entertainers, artists, and other renowned individuals. Tenenbaum & Co., Houston-based purveyors of fine jewelry, is BRILLIANT’s annual sponsor for all 2014-2015 events. Tickets are available via the Wortham Box Office at 832.487.7041 or online at http://www.brilliantlectures.org.