The Deseret News brought a legendary reporter, a former law clerk and current Latter-day Saint apostle, and the president of a nonpartisan fact tank to discuss "Integrity & Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today." The event took place Monday, Jan. 14, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center engaged in a discussion on honesty and trust in public life.
Watch Michael Dimock's remarks (11 minutes):
Woodward and his Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Watergate story in 1973.
Watch Bob Woodward's remarks (15 minutes):
Elder Christofferson was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica and was among the first to listen to President Richard Nixon’s White House tapes.
Watch Elder Christofferson's remarks (12 minutes):
Watch the panel discussion (50 minutes):
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- Inside the newsroom: Fighting 'a moral imperative' to deceive
- Who is Bob Woodward? A quick look at the legendary journalist
- Who is Elder D. Todd Christofferson? A brief history of the law clerk turned apostle
- Who is Michael Dimock? Pew Research Center president will be part of Washington event discussing Watergate
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