UPDATE: Boe Forum tickets sell out in less than 30 minutes

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - UPDATE:

The 2019 Boe Forum on Public Affairs featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein sold out Friday morning in less than 30 minutes.

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies.

The Boe Forum will be held March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elmen Center on the Augustana campus.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Free tickets for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be available Friday.

Tickets will be released starting at 10 a.m. at www.augie.edu/boetickets. The Boe Forum will be held March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elmen Center on the Augustana campus.

In the early 1970s, Woodward and Bernstein broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Throughout their respective award-winning careers, both journalists have authored numerous books, and have provided commentary and reporting on government and politics.

The 2019 Boe Forum will address “Power, the Press and the Presidency.” The First Amendment to the Constitution states that no one may restrict the freedom of speech or of the press. In the era of news, fake news and the role of journalism in democracy, the topic of objective news reporting in American society has been at the forefront of many academic and political discussions.