Carl Bernstein

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Carl Bernstein, 2007

Carl Bernstein (born February 14, 1944 in Washington, DC ) is an American journalist . Together with Bob Woodward as a reporter for the Washington Post, he uncovered the background to the Watergate affair .


Bernstein is also active as a book author. He wrote a biography about Pope John Paul II. The Watergate Affair was later the model for the film The Untouchables . Amber was portrayed in it by Dustin Hoffman . Bernstein was also the model for the character of Jack Nicholson in the movie Heartburn . In the novel by screenwriter Nora Ephron , she addresses Bernstein's affair with a mutual acquaintance while she herself was expecting a child from him.

Carl Bernstein is currently a columnist in the successful US blog The Huffington Post . Bernstein has been advising the news channel CNN since 2017 on setting up an "investigative pool". This was one of the reactions to the rejection and abuse of the station by the administration of President Donald Trump .

Works (selection)

  • Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward: American Nightmare. The inglorious end of the Nixon era . European Publishing House, Cologne 1976, ISBN 3-434-00227-8 .
  • Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward: The Watergate Affair . Droemer Knaur, Munich, Zurich 1974, ISBN 3-426-00362-7 .

Web links

Commons : Carl Bernstein  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. USA - The media are bracing themselves against Trump's propaganda machine . In: Deutschlandfunk . ( [accessed on February 11, 2017]).