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Author Event: Journalism Legend Elizabeth Drew on Nixon and Watergate 40 Years Later–Central

When: Back to Calendar August 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-6321
Categories: Authors
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The NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff calls Elizabeth Drew’s “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall” a “classic of American political journalism… Forty years later, it’s every bit as riveting.”washingtonjournal

Marking the book’s new reissue with a brand-new afterword, the legendary Elizabeth Drew visits Arlington’s Central Library to look back 40 years at the only presidential resignation in American history and the scandal that brought him down.

An Atlantic and New Yorker veteran and regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, Drew will discuss what Watergate means in the 21st century and reflect on Richard M. Nixon’s remarkable ability to come back time and again, even after the ultimate political disgrace.

Copies of “Washington Journal” will be available for sale and signing during the event, courtesy of Barnes & Noble, Clarendon.

Seating is free but limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Central Library is also featuring a temporary exhibition of Nixon and Watergate-related artifacts including a t-shirt urging readers “Don’t Buy Books By Crooks,” a late-1970s national campaign that was based in Arlington calling for a boycott of Nixon’s then-forthcoming memoirs.

Learn more about Author Talks at the Library.

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  1. Anne Blacksten says:

    I was unable to make this event. Will a broadcast of it be available on the Arlington Cable? If so, when.

    • Public Information Officer says:

      Hi Anne,

      The County television channel, ArlingtonTV, did record the program with Ms. Drew. They need to make some edits and other prep work and then get it on their broadcast schedules. That will probably take two to three weeks. It will air on their FiOs channels (25 and 74) and their Comcast channels (39 and 40) and also be streamable on YouTube. Watch for updates on the Library website, Twitter and Facebook. Here’s the URL for ArlingtonTV:

      Thanks for the interest.

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