The Intriguing Story of ‘All the President’s Men’

     Have you ever seen journalists in action? Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a good news story? Well, I have a movie for you! “All the President’s Men” is the true story of two journalists, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who worked for The Washington Post. This compelling drama shows how Bernstein and Woodward investigated the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon presidency. The movie was released in 1976 and is based on the 1974 book written by the two journalists. 

     The movie begins with a botched burglary in Washington, D.C. It takes place at the Democratic National Committee headquarters within the Watergate complex. Woodward is assigned to cover the story at the local courthouse. He eventually learns that the burglars have ties to the CIA and are connected to the Nixon administration. Bernstein is assigned to cover the story alongside Woodward. They are a bit reluctant to be partners, but they work well with each other. Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post, finds that their work is lacking reputable sources. Bradlee encourages the two journalists to further their investigation. He puts much faith in them to continue tracking the story. A story that no other journalists are following.