Journalists Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein to speak at 2019 Boe Forum

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Two journalists will serve as the keynote speakers for this year's Boe Forum on Public Affairs at Augustana University.

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will take the stage for the 23rd annual event to be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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.

Since its inception in 1995, the Boe Forum on Public Affairs has sought to provide access to individuals who can address events, issues or problems of worldwide or national concern and of broad public interest.

Further details regarding the event, as well as information on free tickets, will be announced in early 2019.