Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
FILE - Actor Hal Holbrook appears during an interview in his New York apartment on Feb. 8, 1973. Holbrook died on Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills, California, his representative, Steve Rohr, told The Associated Press Tuesday. Holbrook died on Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills, California, his representative, Steve Rohr, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Holbrook’s material is uproarious, his ability to hold an audience by acting is brilliant,” said The New York Times. AdWhen he wasn’t portraying Twain, Holbrook showed impressive versatility.
Bob Woodward to take on final days of Trump's presidency
Woodward is teaming with Costa on a book about the waning days of Donald Trumps administration and on the initial phase of Joe Bidens presidency. The book does not yet have a title or release date. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Bob Woodward's next book finds him in the familiar world of documenting a presidency's ending. Woodward is teaming with Washington Post colleague Robert Costa on a book about the waning days of Donald Trump's administration and on the initial phase of Joe Biden's presidency. Woodward already has written two best-sellers on Trump, “Fear” and “Rage.”For the new book, Woodward and Costa will have competition, from other Post reporters.
Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump
NEW YORK – Former Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to list the names of 21 Republican senators who he says have “repeatedly expressed contempt” for Donald Trump and his fitness to be president. Many Washington reporters have talked about lawmakers who have privately expressed reservations about Trump but rarely attached names to their stories. Bernstein said he believed several of the Republicans on his list were privately happy about Democrat Joe Biden's victory. Michael Zona, a spokesperson for Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who was on Bernstein's list, said the characterization was untrue. There was no article on CNN's website about Bernstein's list on Monday.
Woodward says CNN reporter urged him to release Trump tapes
NEW YORK – Bob Woodward says he hadn't planned on releasing audio tapes of his interviews with President Donald Trump for his book “Rage” until CNN reporter Jamie Gangel and the author's wife convinced him. “The microphone really is a microscope.”Gangel worked in tandem with Elsa Walsh, herself an accomplished reporter who helps edit her husband's books, to encourage release of the tapes. For a CNN reporter to help push a news source toward a decision that amplifies the impact of a book that is highly critical of Trump may open Gangel to some criticism. But it's an important role for journalists to advocate for public release of as much information as possible, said Kathleen Culver, director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin. CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who was interviewing Woodward at the conference, also said that “we're all better” for Gangel pressing the point.
Celebrated book editor Alice Mayhew dies at age 87
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Alice Mayhew, the celebrated and influential editor of political and historical works whose authors ranged from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Taylor Branch and Doris Kearns Goodwin, died Tuesday at age 87. Simon & Schuster, which she joined in 1971, announced that she died “peacefully” at her home in Manhattan. Her death came days after the loss of another Simon & Schuster institution, novelist Mary Higgins Clark, who died last week. In a telephone interview Tuesday, Woodward told The Associated Press that he and Mayhew last spoke about 10 days ago. '”Along with her many successes, Mayhew was involved with publications that were challenged and even withdrawn.
Carl Bernstein: Trump 'unraveling' after 'his corruption' exposed
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CNN) - Watergate journalist and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein asserted that President Donald Trump was experiencing "an unraveling" in response to "evidence of the President's corruption" in a whistleblower complaint released Thursday. "We are seeing both in real time, with the President's remarks and also through documentary evidence, his corruption," Bernstein told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Thursday. The complaint, released on Thursday, alleges that Trump abused his official powers "to solicit interference" from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and that the White House took steps to cover it up. "We're watching, too, an unraveling in front of us, both factually and also temperamentally, in terms of the conduct of the President of the United States," Bernstein said. "Well, partly because the President of the United States recognizes that there is in this whistleblower's documents terrible evidence of the President's corruption."
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein remember Ben Bradlee
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein remember Ben Bradlee At the memorial service for the late Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two reporters who broke the Watergate story while working for Bradlee at the Post, remember their former boss.cbsnews.com
August 10: Reed, Jeffrey, Woodward, Bernstein
August 10: Reed, Jeffrey, Woodward, Bernstein The latest on the American airstrikes in Iraq, the fighting in the Gaza Strip, plus a look back at the resignation of former President Richard Nixon with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Ambassador James Jeffrey, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, and others.cbsnews.com