Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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The Woodward and Bernstein Waterate Papers

The Washington Post

Fan letter

8 August 1974

In a letter addressed to the "two reporters who broke Watergate" and written on the day that President Nixon announced his resignation, a college professor expresses his appreciation to Woodward and Bernstein, who despite a Pulitzer Prize, a best-selling book, and many fans, were still somewhat unknown at the time. A second book and a hit movie two years later would bring them much greater recognition.