PALM SPRINGS — Bob Woodward, the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author is coming to Palm Springs in March 2020.

Woodward will appear in Palm Springs on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Richards Center for the Arts, Palm Springs High School as part of the third season line-up of speakers for Palm Springs Speaks.

Woodward will discuss “The State of the American Presidency” and current events as well as his book “Fear” which will be included with each ticket purchase. Woodward is the second speaker to be announced for season three; Robert Reich was previously announced and will appear on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

A collaboration between the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Speaks launched in 2017 and in its first two years has featured a diverse selection of internationally known speakers and authors including Jane Fonda, Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Emilio Estevez, Janet Mock and others.

Tickets for the Woodward event are available now online by clicking here. Tickets start at $30 and will include a copy of his book Fear: Trump in the White House.

Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, Watergate’s theme of secret government has driven Woodward’s tough but fair and non-partisan reporting. Woodward pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of Washington; revealing in meticulous detail what’s really going on in the halls of power. Have the lessons of Watergate been forgotten? Is the media doing its job?

Woodward offers an historical perspective as only he can. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is the author of 19 bestselling books — 13 were No. 1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer.

Woodward’s latest bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any American president. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.

Palm Springs Speaks is supported by benefactor sponsors: Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Other series sponsors include LuLu California Bistro, The Rowan Palm Springs, Auen Foundation, City of Palm Springs, Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, and Rivera Design. Palm Springs Speaks will also continue to partner with the Palm Springs International Film Festival and more season three speaker announcements will be coming soon.




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