Woodward & Bernstein visit Sioux Falls

Legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein made a stop in Sioux Falls Tuesday night.

Courtesy: Augustana University

They were the keynote speakers at the 23rd annual Boe Forum on Public Affairs at Augustana University.

Woodward and Bernstein are best known for breaking the Watergate story in the early 1970's.

It led to President Nixon's resignation and set the standard for modern investigative reporting.

"There was a break-in, a burglary, and we were accustomed to covering things like break-ins and burglaries, Bernstein said. "We went about covering this story the way young reporters, who have grown up doing a lot of police work and beating a lot of shoe leather, would cover this story but because of that methodology, enabled us to find out that this was not just a local burlary."

The theme of this year's Boe Forum was "power, the press and the presidency."