Skeggs to present journalist Bob Woodward in April 4 lecture at Stambaugh Auditorium

US journalist Bob Woodward takes part in the TV show "Le Grand Journal" on Canal+ channel, on April 7, 2011 in Paris. Woodward, and investigative reporter who works for the Washington Post since 1971, did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal, along with his colleague Carl Bernstein. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Journalist Bob Woodward takes part in the TV show ‘Le Grand Journal’ on Canal+ channel, on April 7, 2011 in Paris. Woodward, and investigative reporter who works for the Washington Post since 1971, did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal, along with his colleague Carl Bernstein. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, best known for his reporting of the Watergate scandal, speaks at 7:30 p.m., April 4 at Stambaugh Auditorium as part Youngstown State University’s Skeggs Lecture series.

The theme of the lecture is “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics.”

Woodward has worked for the Washington Post since 1971, where he is currently an associate editor. He and Carl Bernstein were the main reporters on the Watergate story for which The Post won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Woodward has authored or co-authored 17 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Based on 18 months of reporting, his most recent book, “The Price of Politics,” examines the Obama White House and its managing of the debt crisis.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are limited to four per person and will be available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 25, 26 and 27 at the Information and PC Lab in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Tickets are mandatory to gain entrance and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tickets must be picked up in person. For more, contact the YSU Alumni and Events Office at 330-941-3497.

The Skeggs Lecture was established in 1966 in memory of the late Leonard T. Skeggs Sr. Skeggs came to Youngstown in 1919 as educational secretary of the YMCA. In 1924, he became general secretary, a position held until his death in 1933. It was Skeggs who prompted Howard W. Jones to become the first president of the university.

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