Washington, DC: British Embassy Reception Honors Bob Woodward
The English-Speaking Union invite LSE alumni and their guests to the Ambassador's Residence of the British Embassy for a reception that will place the spotlight on one of the most eminent reporters in the history of American journalism.
Thursday, July 14, at 6:00pm.
British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Tickets are $125 per person, of which $90 may be tax deductible as a contribution to E-SU educational programs (documentation provided on request).
Thanks to the kind hospitality of Sir Nigel and Lady Sheinwald and the members of the English-Speaking Union, LSE alumni and their guests are invited to the Ambassador's Residence of the British Embassy for a reception that will place the spotlight on one of the most eminent reporters in the history of American journalism.
Bob Woodward became a household name in the 1970s when he and Carl Bernstein broke one history-making story after another in The Washington Post as they unraveled the Watergate scandal and paved the way for a Senate investigation that resulted in the resignation of a President who'd been elected two years earlier in a landslide. This epic drama was immortalized in All the President's Men, a landmark book by Woodward and Bernsteiin that Robert Redford adapated for an Oscar-winning motion picture of the same title, with the filmmaker himself portraying Mr. Woodward.
During the decades since, Bob Woodward has earned dozens of accolades and published one bestseller after another; in the process, he has become a ubiquitous and highly respected guest on Sunday's most prestigious television talk shows. He'll be honored at this reception with an Award for Excellence in the Written Word that was established by ESU Washington in April 2009, when its inaugural recipient (also at a British Embassy reception) was New York Times "On Language" columnist William Safire.
Business attire is required for this gathering (e.g., jackets and ties for gentlemen).
Please ensure you include all attendee's full names, including names
of your guests with your RSVP for admittance. Photo ID may be required.