Chasing History by Carl Bernstein, Read by the Author and Robert Petkoff
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Carl Bernstein’s investigative reporting on Watergate changed America for the better—or at least shook Americans out of our complacency regarding politicians. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss this story of Bernstein’s career, which started at 16 working at the Washington Star. Narrator Robert Petkoff, with an occasional assist from Bernstein, takes listeners back to the beginning, and he sounds like an indulgent grandfather telling his life story to his grandchildren. Petkoff gets into the mind and soul of the youthful, news-loving Bernstein.
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