By Perry Lefko
Multiple best-selling author Bob Woodward is coming to the Living Arts Centre to talk about his latest book – Fear: Trump in the White House – and his experiences as a groundbreaking journalist.
Woodward, along with fellow Washington Post writer Carl Bernstein, became famous for their work unearthing the Watergate scandal in the 1970s that led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon. Woodward has authored 19 bestselling books, 13 of which have risen to number one on best-selling list. The current one, about Donald Trump, sold 1.1 million copies in the first week.
Woodward will be interviewed by Steve Paikin, the host of TVO’s current affairs program, The Agenda. Paikin is also an author who has penned several books, including Bill Davis, Nation Builder and Not So Bland After All.
Rob Hart, LAC’s Director Marketing and Communications, said there is an appetite to create a series at the venue and bringing in Woodward is a good start. Hart added that Paikin was asked to do the interview based on his credentials as a very good interviewer and his knowledge of the political landscape. Hart said Paikin is also a recognized personality who will bring his own perspective to the event.
Paikin is no stranger to these types of settings. The self-admitted political junkie engaged in an interesting Q and A with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie in October 2017 at the Noel Ryan Auditorium. Crombie turned the tables on Paikin taking the role of interviewer.
Tickets for the Jan. 17 event, at Hammerston Hall, are $90 apiece can be purchased at the box office (905-306-000) or online at livingartscentre.ca.