The fifth annual Chancellor's Speaker Series will feature Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist/Author and Political Analyst, and P.J. O'Rourke, Best-Selling Author and Political Satirist.
The conversation, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House, will combine Bernstein's and O'Rourke's knowledge and perspectives on government, politics, and the inner-workings of Washington.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist/Author & Political Analyst
For 40 years, from All the President's Men to A Woman-In-Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton, Carl Bernstein's books, reporting, and commentary have revealed the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders. In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post fopr which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Since then, Bernstein has continued to build on the theme of the use and abuse of power through books, magazine articles, television reporting, and commentary. The author of five best-selling books, Bernstein is currently at work on several multi-media projects including a dramatic television series about the United States Congress and a memoir about growing up at a Washington newspaper during the Kennedy era. He also appears regularly on MSNBC's Morning Joe, is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine, and has been an on-air political analyst for CNN.
Best-Selling Author & Leading Political Satirist
With more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, P.J. O'Rourke has established himself as America's premier political satirist. He is the best-selling author of 16 books, including Parliament of Whores, Eat the Rich, Don't Vote - It Encourages the Bastards, and his latest, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...And It Wasn't MY Fault...And I'll Never Do It Again.
O'Rourke has written for such diverse publications as The National Lampoon, The Wall Street Journal, World Affairs, Car and Driver, Town & Country, Forbes, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone, where he was the foreign-affairs desk chief for 15 years. He is the H.L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington as well as a weekly columnist for The Daily Beast, contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, and a frequent panelist on National Public Radio's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!