Saturday, October 22, 2022

Bob Woodward

...Rolex Investigative Reporter...

Bob Woodward

Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust

Bob Woodward is one of the most famous Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalists in history. He has written 21 books, of which 13 have topped the best seller list. He is most famous for uncovering the Watergate scandal that resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

Bob Woodward recently published a book about his interviews with President Donald Trump named "Rage", and is now launching a follow-up audio book named "The Trump Tapes: 20 Hours of Interviews with President Donald Trump", which was recorded during Trump's former Presidential administration. Ironically, despite the title, Woodward recorded with Trump for 8 hours. These private "on-the-record" eavesdrop recordings offer an unprecedented perspective into Trump's personality coupled with a great deal of fascinating insight.

In Woodward's highly tolerative CBS News hit-piece video interview (seen below) he discusses the unprecedented access President Trump granted him—and yes, Bob is still rocking his Rolex Datejust. It is apparent Woodward seems to be uncomfortable with and has a great deal of disdain for former President Trump, whom he referred to as being "Singularly unfit to be President"...

All The President's Men

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were journalists for The Washington Post and we see them below during their Watergate investigation. 

Carl & Bob wrote a famous book named All The President's Men which was made into a movie in 1976 that featured Robert Redford playing Bob Woodward, and Dustin Hoffman playing Carl Bernstein. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman were two of the top actors in Hollywood at the time.

All The President's Men was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, of which it won four. Notice Robert Redford was wearing his Single Red Rolex Submariner Reference 1680 in the movie.

The photos above and below were press shots of Robert Redford from All The President's Men, and which prominently featured his Rolex Submariner. Back in 2008 I interviewed Rolex U.S.A. executive, T. Walker Lloyd about Rolex's relationship with Robert Redford which he talked about in detail in a podcast interveiw.

I will point out there was a continuity error in All The President's Men where Robert Redford's Rolex Submariner had it's winding crown unscrewed all the way as seen in the photos below.

In the photo below we see Dustin Hoffman, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, and Robert Redford.

Deep Throat

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were contacted by a confidential and enigmatic source they refered to as "Deep Throat" in their book titled "All The President's Men." Deep Throat was a mole operating within the Nixon administration who fed them top-secret information which resulted in U.S. President Richard Nixon having to resign from office. 

Deep Throat's identity was not revealed until May 31, 2005 when Vanity Fair ran an article on their website which revealed that Mark Felt who was the Associate Director of the FBI during the Nixon administration was indeed Deep Throat. 

The photo below was taken on April 30, 1973, at the Washington Post headquarters in Washington D.C. The photo shows Bob Woodward sitting on the floor, with Carl Bernstein sitting in the chair as they watch Richard Nixon's speech addressing the Watergate scandal on a Sony Trinitron TV, and Nixon's speech can be seen above.

I have an interesting story to share with you regarding Richard Nixon's resignation. President Nixon resigned on August 9, 1973, at which time I was at a summer camp in Northern California named Forest Farms. Below is a picture of me with my Forest Farms counselor named Tom on June 24, 1973. I was wearing my harvest gold Hang-Ten crew neck T-Shirt with matching sock, with my Levi's jeans and my Keds.

5 weeks after the photo above was taken I watched President Nixon resign. I will never forget when the Forest Farms camp counselors rounded up all the campers, including myself, and brought us to the camp owners home so we could sit in front of the TV and watch Nixon resign. At the time I was seven years old and had no real idea of what I was witnessing, but only remember the counselors freaking-out saying that no President had ever resigned. Below is the Nixon's resignation speech.

Gerald Ford replaced Richard Nixon as President and in the photo below we see Ford wearing his Rolex President (Day-Date) in yellow Gold.

The photo below of Bob Woodward was taken on April 11, 1977, and shows him watching Richard Nixon on TV.

In the photo below we see Bob Woodward with Carl Bernstein on Meet The Press many years later and notice Bob is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Perpetual on an Oyster bracelet which is a different watch from the Rolex Datejust he wears. If you look closely it also appears Carl Berstein may be wearing a Pepsi GMT-Master...

The video below shows Bob Woodward's Master Class he teaches an in it we see many shots of his Datejust.

The photo below shows Bob Woodward at Trump Tower in an elevator and we get a clear shot of his Rolex Datejust.

Bob Woodward was interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and he was wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust. It appeared Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were in hot pursuit of President Trump and investigated him like fellow Republican, President Nixon.

The video interview below features Jeff Bezos who today owns the Washington time and he discusses its role in modern journalism. Jeff is now the wealthiest man on earth, and equally charismatic and intelligent.