Ron Ziegler, Nixon press secretary, dies

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ron Ziegler, the Nixon press secretary who dismissed the Watergate break-in that brought down a presidency as a third-rate burglary, died Monday. He was 63.

Skewed view on trade

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Every now and then something happens showing that the situation is even worse than we think -- that on a routine basis, media coverage of globalization violates
ALAN TONELSON, Special to United Press International

The Almanac

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Carl Bernstein
CNN's Larry King interviews investigative journalist Carl Bernstein during a live broadcast of Larry King Live on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Watergate colleague Bob Woodward was also interviewed live via satellite from another location. (UPI Photo/Lorenzo Bevilaqua/CNN)

Carl Bernstein ( /ˈbɜrnstiːn/ burn-steen; born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist who, at The Washington Post, teamed up with Bob Woodward; the two did the majority of the most important news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to numerous government investigations, the indictment of a vast number of White House Officials such as H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, and John Mitchell, and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. For his role in breaking the scandal, Bernstein received many awards; his work helped earn the Post a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973.

In a 1977 Rolling Stone article, Bernstein revealed that over 400 US journalists had been employed by the Central Intelligence Agency, secretly carrying out assignments and publishing news stories for them.

In his 1989 memoir Loyalties, Bernstein revealed that his parents had been members of the Communist Party, which shocked some because even J. Edgar Hoover had tried and been unable to prove that Bernstein's parents were party members. Bernstein's parents were allegedly persecuted during the 1950s. The FBI conducted surveillance on his family over a 30 year period producing over 2,500 pages of documents, including notes taken by agents staking out his bar mitzvah.

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