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Palm Springs Speaks presents Bob Woodward

Palm Springs Speaks

Friday, March 6, 2020 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

Palm Springs Speaks presents Bob Woodward

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
  VIP Reception @ 6:00 p.m.
The VIP reception features appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages sponsored by LULU. It begins with a Photo line from 6:00 to 6:30pm . Please fill out a photo card and join the line immediately. A link will be sent to you for your photo. THERE ARE NO SELFIES OR OTHER PHOTOS ALLOWED. The Speaker will join the VIP Meet and Greet Reception on stage at 6:30 p.m. There will be no book signing at the the Reception. Book signing to follow speech.
Mar 6, 2020 $150.00 $10.76
  Premium Reserved @ 7:30 p.m. Mar 6, 2020 $95.00 $7.42
  General Admission @ 7:30 p.m. Mar 6, 2020 $60.00 $5.28
  Rear Reserved @ 7:30 p.m. Mar 6, 2020 $30.00 $3.46
  ADA VIP Reception @ 6:00 p.m.
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email palmspringsspeaks@gmail.com or call 760-624-8752 or 760-218-5080 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Mar 6, 2020 $150.00 $10.76
  ADA General @ 7:30 p.m.
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email palmspringsspeaks@gmail.com or call 760-624-8752 or 760-218-5080 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Mar 6, 2020 $60.00 $5.28
  ADA Rear @ 7:30 p.m.
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email palmspringsspeaks@gmail.com or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Mar 6, 2020 $30.00 $3.46

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BOB WOODWARD

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist

Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

 

“Everyone has their own version of the truth; but there are facts.” – Bob Woodward

 

Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, Watergate’s theme of secret government has driven Woodward’s tough but fair and non-partisan reporting. He pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of Washingtonrevealing in meticulous detail what’s really going on in the halls power. Have the lessons of Watergate been forgotten? Is the media doing its job? Woodward offers an historical perspective as only he can. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 19 bestselling books – 13 were #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer.His latest bestsellerFear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any America president. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalisms award including two Pulitzers

 

SPEECH DESCRIPTION

 

THE STATE OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

 

Everywhere legendary journalist Bob Woodward goes, he says people ask to know what’s really going on in Washington. Their questions fall into four categories: 1) The presidency: How is President Trump doing and surviving? How does Trump compare with the other eight presidents – Nixon to Obama – that Woodward has reported on for The Washington Post and in his bestselling books? 2) The investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller: Is it like Watergate or will it fade away like Reagan's Iran-Contra scandal? 3) Conflict: What is the likelihood of a new war? What are the goals with North Korea, in the Middle East, with the Islamic state, and on terrorism? Will there likely be a major escalation in one of the current conflicts? And 4) The economy: Is the American/global economy sound or are we headed for trouble? How is Trump’s America First agenda playing out with our allies and enemies around the globe?

 

In Woodward’s speeches, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning associate editor of the Post offers answers to these questions that audiences won't learn from any other source. Since 1971, he has reported on nine presidencies and immersed himself in their decision-making, scandals, wars, and economic policy like no other reporter. He leveraged a rich network of sources – applying his signature aggressive but fair reporting method for his book on President Trump, his administration, and its many controversies. As with his 19 bestselling books – 13 of which have been #1 (including his most recent book, Fear: Trump in the White House) – Bob Woodward’s talks go behind behind-the-scenes to reveal what's really going on and what it means.

 

VIDEOS

https://vimeopro.com/speakervideos/bob-woodward

 

BOB WOODWARD’S STORY

 

Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, Watergate’s theme of secret government has driven Woodward’s tough but fair and non-partisan reporting. He pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of Washington; revealing in meticulous detail what’s really going on in the halls power. Have the lessons of Watergate been forgotten? Is the media doing its job? Woodward offers an historical perspective as only he can. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 19 bestselling books – 13 were #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. His latest bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any America president. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.

 

Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA, “He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to himhis ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique.” Therein lays the genius talent of Bob Woodward.

 

No one else in political investigative journalism has the clout, respect, and reputation of Woodward. He has a way of getting insiders to open up in ways that reveal an intimate yet sweeping portrayal of Washington and the political infighting, how we fight wars, the price of politics, how presidents lead, the homeland security efforts, and so much more. His work is meticulous and draws on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with most of the key players, including the president. This is why Fear: Trump in the White House sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week in September 2018 – breaking the 94-year first-week sales record of its publisher Simon & Schuster – and nearly 2 million copies in hardback, ebook and audio in the first four months.

 

As a speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both up to the minute and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes – crisp and concise – and helps people get behind the spin to understand what’s really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media, and snarky politics.

 

Professionally, Bob Woodward is currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. 

 

Bob Schieffer of CBS News said "Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time." Lloyd Green wrote in a review for The Guardian that Fear “depicts a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner’s manual.” The Weekly Standard called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.” In 2003, Al Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time magazine has called All the President’s Men, by Bernstein and Woodward, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

 

Woodward has co-authored or authored 13 #1 national best-selling non-fiction books. They are: All the President’s Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976), both Watergate books, co-authored with Bernstein. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court(1979) co-authored with Scott Armstrong, Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (1984), Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-87 (1987), The Commanders (1991), The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994), Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (1999), Bush at War (2002), Plan of Attack (2004), State of Denial: Bush at War Part III (2006), and Obama’s Wars (2010), and Fear: Trump in the White House (2018). Woodward’s other national bestselling books: The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat (2005), The Choice (1996), Maestro: Greenspan’s Fed and the American Boom (2000), The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 (2008), The Price of Politics (2012), and The Last of the President’s Men (2015). Newsweek magazine has excerpted six of Woodward’s books in headline-making cover stories; “60 Minutes” has done pieces on seven of his books; three of his books have been made into feature films. 

 

In November 2017, the online learning portal MasterClass released “Bob Woodward Teaches Investigative Journalism.” In it Woodward reveals the lessons he’s learned during his career, teaching students what truth means, how to uncover it, and how to build a story with it.

 

Woodward was born March 26, 1943 in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County Sentinel (Maryland), where he was a reporter for one year before joining the Post.     

  

       

About Our Benefactor Sponsors

Formed in 1971, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the Library in providing world-class service to the community through the purchase of books, movies, music, the visual arts, furnishings and electronic equipment by advocating for funding, gifts and memorials. The Friends raise awareness about the library and are the link between the Library and the community and its elected officials. The Friends support programs that encourage reading, literacy, culture and the arts as well as volunteer-based activities to support our greater community. www.friendsofthepalmspringslibrary.org

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individualswww.thepalmspringsculturalcenter.org

                               SPEAKER SELECTION COMMITTEE

Michael C. Green, Executive Director, Palm Springs Cultural Center

Jan Harper, Board member, Palm Springs Cultural Center

Jeannie Kays, Director of Library Services, Palm Springs Public Library

Tim Rains, Public Relations, Palm Springs Cultural Center

Julie Warren, Public Relations & Library Services Manager, Palm Springs Public Library

Ron Willison, Event Producer

 

              BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

 

 

 

                         

         CHAMPION SPONSORS

                                    ADVOCATE SPONSORS

ADVOCATE SPONSORS

 

FAQs

 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While there are no age minimums, we do expect this to be an event suitable for adults.  Parental guidance is suggested.

What can I bring into the event?

No food or drinks are allowed in Richards Center for the Arts, except bottled water.  Light refreshments will be sold in the lobby prior to the event but must be consumed in the lobby.  As this is a public school, alcohol is not allowed on campus.

What time does the event begin?  My ticket time says 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

VIP Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.  This start time is only for those with VIP tickets.  If you have VIP tickets, you will attend the VIP Reception from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and then have plenty of time to find your seat for the start of the show at 7:30 p.m. VIP Reception is on the stage of the Richards Center for the Arts.

Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.  If your ticket type is Rear Reserved, General Admission, Premium Reserved, ADA Rear, ADA General, or ADA Premium these ticket holders should be at the Richards Center for the Arts, checked in, and in their seats by 7:30 p.m.

Now that I know what time the event begins, when should I arrive?

We think that you should allow plenty of time to find parking and walk to the venue.  For the VIP Reception, please arrive around 5:45 p.m.  For the 7:30 p.m. show, you should plan to arrive about 45 minutes early.  We are expecting nearly 900 attendees so please be patient at check in.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. but you should allow extra time to get checked in and have time to purchase extra books, snacks, or water.

Will you have alcohol at the VIP Reception?

No. Our venue, Richards Center for the Arts is on a public school campus. No alcohol is permitted.

How long is this event?

We expect each lecture to be about an hour. With book signing, we can expect to be finished by around 9:30 p.m.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is an extremely small parking lot in front of the Richards Center for the Arts on Ramon Road.  There is also a small lot behind the venue, also on Ramon Road.  We recommend that you seek parking on the Baristo Road side of Palm Springs High School.  There is ample parking on that side and gates will be open so you can walk through the campus to the auditorium. The address for your GPS, Uber, Lyft, etc. is 2401 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  Volunteers will guide you to the theater.

Map: https://tinyurl.com/y7stxucn

Do I need to bring my ticket?

To speed up the process, we highly encourage you to bring your paper ticket.  You should be able to access and reprint your tickets through the link at the bottom of this email.

 If you purchased tickets for others, please coordinate with your party prior to arrival.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

What if I have a problem with the seat assigned to me?

Since seats were assigned at purchase, we will not have the ability to modify your seat assignment.  We apologize.

Will I get a free book?

Yes. Our book selection is always at the request of the author or their publisher.

We will also have a variety of books for sale by Follett Books from College of the Desert. Cash or credit is accepted.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: palmspringsspeaks@gmail.com

Phone: 760-624-8752 or 760-218-5080

What's the refund policy?

All sales are final.

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    Richards Center for the Arts
    2248 E. Ramon Rd
    Palm Springs, CA 92264

    Friday, March 6, 2020 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)


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    Palm Springs Speaks is a speaker series presented by
    The Palm Springs Cultural Center and The Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library

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