Carl Bernstein, Chasing History


Scripps Lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein will join us for a special lunchtime reading and signing of his memoir Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom on Tuesday, April 4th at 12:00pm.

In 1960, Bernstein was just a sixteen-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught—and, yes, truant—Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington. By nineteen, he was a reporter there. In Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes. He spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself in what Bob Woodward describes as “the genius of perpetual engagement.”

Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.

Carl Bernstein is the author or coauthor of a number of bestselling books, most notably All the President’s Men, written with Bob Woodward. He, Woodward, and the Washington Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for breaking and investigating the Watergate story, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and set the standard for modern investigative reporting. He is currently an on-air political analyst for CNN and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair.

Note: this is not a ticketed event, but we anticipate that it will be well-attended and recommend that you arrive early.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509