January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
April 24, 2007 |
Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, who with Bob Woodward helped expose the Watergate scandal, has spent eight years researching the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton and will publish a 640-page biography of her in June, its publisher said Monday. The book, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf, is called "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton" and will have a first printing of 350,000 copies in the United States, a Knopf spokesman said.
December 7, 1986
Here we go again. The Iran-contra fiasco sounds like the makings of another Watergate. It has the same scenario with a different follow-up. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will write a book entitled, "The Gipper Goofed." There will be an investigation and the pressure from the news media and public will force Reagan to resign. A movie adapted from the book by Woodward and Bernstein will be made, starring Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda as Ronnie and Nancy. Ted Kennedy will be elected President in 1988.
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October 29, 2008 |
Gerard Damiano, 80, director of the pioneering pornographic film that lent its name to the Watergate whistle-blower known as "Deep Throat," died Saturday at a hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., his son, Gerard Damiano Jr., told the Associated Press. He had suffered a stroke in September. "He was a filmmaker and an artist and we thought of him as such," the younger Damiano said. "Even though we weren't allowed to see his movies, we knew he was a moviemaker, and we were proud of that." Damiano's "Deep Throat," starring Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems, was a mainstream box-office success and helped launch the modern, hard-core adult entertainment industry.
April 4, 1989 |
A group of 180 prominent American Jews called on Israel today to change its policies in the occupied territories and to engage in direct negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization. "Many American Jews do not support the suppression of the Palestine people and the continued occupation of the West Bank and Gaza," the group said in a statement released as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir arrived in the United States for talks Wednesday with President Bush.
October 23, 1989 |
The major effect that the rescheduling of the World Series will have on ABC-TV is that the network must now do some more reshuffling of programming. With the Series tentatively planned to resume Friday instead of Tuesday, the biggest dilemma could occur next Sunday if a Game 5 is necessary, and starts at 5:30 p.m. On the ABC schedule that night is a heavily promoted, made-for-TV movie, "The Final Days," based on the book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
September 3, 1989
Particularly striking to me is Shaw's observation that "as conventional wisdom becomes more prevalent, it becomes both more conventional and less wise. When all think alike, none really think; society ultimately suffers." I found myself wishing, as I read, that Shaw had included reference to the independent reporter I.F. Stone as described in The Times just two months ago by Henry Weinstein and Judy Pasternak, on the occasion of Stone's death at age 81. They quoted Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post:"At a time when the herd instinct ran rampant in our profession, he almost alone remembered what being a real reporter was about."
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July 18, 2001
For most of her life, her family, her peers and her competitors underestimated Katharine Graham. Never an outspoken feminist, she was nevertheless a trailblazer as publisher and eventually CEO of the Washington Post, positions that fell to her unexpectedly after her husband, Philip Graham, committed suicide in 1963. Early doubters of Graham, who died Tuesday after a bad fall at age 84, were legion. Graham, then 46, didn't just lack a journalistic background; she had no work experience at all.