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"Hi there. I'm Ben Matheson. Welcome to kick ass politics. I'm honored to have a true Washington legend on the show today, author and journalist Bob Woodward in nineteen seventy two together with fellow Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward reported extensively on the Watergate scandal tying it all the way up the chain of command to president Nixon himself and eventually leading to Nixon's resignation, gene Roberts. Former managing editor of the New York Times called Woodward and Bernstein's work, quote, maybe the single greatest reporting of all time and my guest in the previous episode. Fred Barnes of the weekly standard called Woodward. Quote, the best pure reporter of his generation perhaps ever Woodward and Bernstein, one the Washington Post a Pulitzer prize for their reporting on the Watergate scandal and in two thousand one Bob Woodward again earned a Pulitzer prize. Is for the post as the main reporter in that paper's coverage of the nine eleven terrorist attacks today Woodward remains, an associate editor for the Washington Post and along the way, he's authored or co authored no less than seventeen national bestsellers, including a dozen books that made it to the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list for nonfiction that includes the classic all the king's men, which was later made into a movie in which Bob Woodward was portrayed by actor Robert Redford will now he's revisiting Nixon and his new book called the last of the president's men, which is based on countless documents. In firsthand interviews with Alexander p Butterfield Butterfield was the right hand man of Nixon's chief of staff, HR Haldeman and today for all purposes. He's the last of the true insiders left from the Nixon White House. As a matter of fact, he's the guy who oversaw the installation of that infamous recording system in Nixon's Oval Office. And he's also the one who later revealed the existence of the Nixon tapes to the Watergate committee today, Bob Woodward, and I will talk about what Butterfield revealed to him about Watergate, Vietnam, and the complicated and disturbed, man. That was president Richard Nixon coming up with my guest. Bob Woodward in just a moment.."