Journalist Bob Woodward speaks at Roanoke College

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Award-winning journalist Bob Woodward shared his thoughts on the presidential election with a packed crowd at Roanoke College.

According to Roanoke College officials, about 1,000 people turned out for Woodward’s talk Thursday night. Woodward is best known for uncovering the Watergate scandal with fellow Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein.

Woodward discussed his career in journalism, covering the 2016 election and past presidents and how the presidency has changed over time.

Woodward said he believes the media covered the candidates extensively during the campaign but should have gone further with its coverage. 

“I think we did a lot of really good reporting describing who the candidates were,” Woodward said. “Clearly, what was going on in the minds of voters – particularly workers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – almost no one had a clue.”

Woodward continues to work at The Washington Post as an associate editor.

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