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Bob Woodward Heads to Chicago Wednesday

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    Former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaks during an event sponsored by The Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Watergate office building in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    The brouhaha between Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Woodward and the White House is barely settled. 

    Now Woodward heads to Chicago's, the president's hometown, to deliver a keynote speech at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educaton Center on March 6.

    Woodward, who made his name covering the Watergate scandal that led to the ouster of president Richard Nixon. In late February, Woodward took to the air waves to discuss what he called ill-treatment from White House aide Gene Sperling about the government sequester, a series of across the board spending cuts that are expected to negatively impact the country.

    The legendary journalist is expected to talk to the Illinois Holocaust Museum about the "Power of One" -- the concept that one person has the power to make an impact in our society -- which seems apropos. 

    Read the full press release below:

    The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host its 2013 Humanitarian Awards Dinner to garner support for its ongoing educational mission and celebrate the lives of those who embody the "Power of One" -- the concept that one person has the power to make an impact on our society to combat injustice. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward will present the keynote address to international dignitaries, Chicago's foremost civic and business leaders, elected officials and Holocaust survivors. Woodward's speech will discuss how in his time as a political reporter, he has seen our nation's leaders display the Power of One.

     

    The Museum will honor William Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange and Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company with its Humanitarian Awards for their many accomplishments, commitment to fighting hatred and intolerance, and dedication to educating current and future generations about the dangers of bigotry. Additionally, J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group, will receive the Museum's inaugural Survivors Legacy Award, in recognition for his years of service to help build the Museum and his tenure as chair of its Board of Trustees. 

     

    Opened on April 19, 2009, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is likely the last international institution of its kind to be built with the active participation of Holocaust survivors. The Museum is the largest facility in the Midwest dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust and to teaching current generations to confront hatred, indifference and genocide in today's world.