Carl Bernstein's Boisterous Beginnings (w/ Carl Bernstein)

Before Watergate brought Carl Bernstein well-deserved fame and fortune, he sharpened his journalistic chops as a copy boy and cub reporter for The Washington Star. It was the Capitol's afternoon newspaper until it was shut down forty-one years ago. And was also The Washington Post's fierce crosstown rival. Bernstein has now written a memoir about his formative days at The Star called Chasing History: A Kid In The Newsroom. It recounts how a kid, who barely graduated high school and never finished college learned how to conduct interviews and craft stories that mattered all while getting a front row seat at some of the biggest events of his time. From the Civil Rights Movement to the assassination of JFK. Bernstein joins to discuss his book and what lessons it has for journalists today.


Carl Bernstein (@carlbernstein), Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist


  • Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
  • Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
  • Victoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)



  • Pick up Carl Bernstein's new book - Chasing History - Here.

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