Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies announced that free tickets for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 at The Boe Forum will be held March 19, 2019 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.

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About Augustana University

Founded in 1860, Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a selective, comprehensive university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, Augustana is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.

Nationally recognized for academic excellence, graduate outcomes and affordability by U.S. News & World ReportForbes and the Princeton Review, Augustana serves more than 2,100 students from 29 states and 36 countries. Most are part of our residential community and call our 100-acre campus home. Our graduate and continuing education programs serve students online and during times that are convenient for adult learners.

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