Bob Woodward Tells Boston University Graduates “Mistakes Are Life’s Best Guide”

From Boston University:

From Richard Nixon’s resignation after covering up the Watergate scandal to Donald Trump’s machinations to overturn an election, Bob Woodward’s half century of journalism has been right more often than not. But it was a mistake he made that offers the best life lesson to the Class of 2022, he told graduates at BU’s 149th Commencement Sunday.

The legendary Washington Post muckraker, 79, said he was convinced in 1974 that President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Nixon for Watergate had been a corrupt deal to deliver Ford the presidency. But 25 years later, after interviewing the 38th president extensively, he believed Ford’s explanation that too many impending world crises required putting Nixon in the rearview mirror for the country’s good.