tv National Press Foundation Awards Dinner - Part 2 CSPAN February 20, 2020 4:10pm-5:09pm EST
gentlemen, please enjoy your dinner. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp 2020] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] everybody. it's been so wonderful tonight andeet so many old friends, reconnect with so many people. the night, we salute talented journalists who have signed up to work their hearts out. by the financial classroom in our country, so
let's raise a glass to those who keep telling amazing stories and we must don't care. your jobs require more knowledge, more skill than ever, the well-being of our itizens depends on your success. so as you know, the u.s. military believes it should ever send an officer on a difficult mission without proper training. hey don't say, as we foreign correspondents were once told, after you go, you'll figure it out. and file before you land. [laughter] are, as mindyists said, in a fight for their life and they deserve all the support we can possibly muster to help them over an ever more complex world. nps is doing to help. ♪
>> the national press foundation's sole mission is educating d journalists. they launched a direct number of teaching ays in 2019 it tooksts from a to z, reporters on the pacific ocean to learn about climate change. deep dive onters a dementia care. up on news about vaccines and infectious diseases. how food gets from farm to the table. looked at flaws and reforms in the criminal justice system. statehouse and local government reporters to washington to learn about tools resources of fake news. paul mir is giving the next for reporters a nine-month tutorial on how to congress, white house, and executive agencies like the pentagon. >> i think this program will not a wealth of knowledge only in terms of sources and contact but the kind of data
that's available. a lot of insight and esources, and a perspective that will help me better produce and report on these stories. two specific story ideas i'm ready to pursue as soon as i get back. > this program will put into perspective some of the data on issues that i report on. we wo or three weeks after learned how to cover sports in the department of justice, there were package bombs made to and i had tongress cover the justice department, and i really only felt ready to we had a great it.sion on how to approach >> i enjoyed the people who took through walk regulatory systems. it would take you a long time to understand on your own. that people stories want and people need and that i can provide them to them and that's a great feeling. ♪ [applause]
>> before we move on to the rest tonight's awards, we would like to pause for a moment, to the incredible contributions that our retiring president, sandi johnson, has to the national press foundation. here's a short video that talks her impressive career. ♪ nps he's sident of the made his journalism training programs the gold standard in journalists the tools and knowledge they need. and as worked tirelessly well to extend the foundations reached. bringing in new financial and leading uiting a strong, effective team, and the highest always craft. of our >> her claim to fame is a poll she didn't make in the 2000 election. a lot of pressure on her to call the state of florida
and the election for george bush. she said the numbers didn't add up. there were votes that were held off.nd she a decision that proved to be demonstrated her commitment to accuracy and integrity. her, facts matter. words matter. impacted the e lives of thousands of journalists. our profession is better because of you. them and your legions of friends and admirers, congratulations. you and best of luck in the future. > it's been an honor serving, but i feel like i have received than i have given. she's smart, organized and hard orking and how to gain consensus and lead a group of smart, accomplished and folks.ated >> there are three things we've all come to know that sandi johnson loves. family, quality journalism and nationals baseball. we wouldn't dare rank them.
i appreciate working with you over the past 15 years. as t as a colleague, then board chair and finally your five years as the leader of the national press foundation. a bring to the table commitment to quality journalism, leadership skills humor.good sense of we'll miss all of that and wish you well in the next phase of your life. [applause] not done yet. mra[applause] thank you for your lifetime contributions to great journalism in washington. for you.ome things first. >> oh. >> sorry.
so, in recognition of your long time board member and as president, we called on politico's matt -- who with us tonight. [applause] . nps barry winner of man cartooning award to credit a we have of you, which right here. mra [applause] > we hope you can find a special place for it. if you would like to say anything. >> thank you very much. very much appreciate it. but let's get this program back track. [laughter] >> she's always like that. with , we'll now continue presentation. >> ladies and gentlemen, donna -- vice chair of the foundation board
of directors. good evening. this is the hinrich year for distinguished reporting on trade. we're so honored that merl hinrich has placed his support national lism in the foundation's hands. now it is my great privilege to to my the first award former colleague paul wiseman, mcdonald and -- of the associated press. its praised the serious for historical look at america's frayed history and the reporters for their ability to cut through political rhetoric with
clear, colorful and lively writing. accept the award on batch of the team are paul and ann. >> first i want to thank the hinrich foundation and the press foundation for this award. to say how proud i am to share it with ann and joe. pros, reporters' reporter, both of them. -- andto the editor fred to business editor brad foss, work and g me do this for making it better. it's hard to believe but four or five years ago, trade reporting afterthought.
the u.s. trade rep was always calling us trying 20 get us to trade.bout that's not a problem now. [laughter] ended ident trump has up trade policies so thoroughly and ith such speed that it's sometimes hard to keep your bearings. i remember one day a couple of ago, word came out that he was threatening to put tariffs a hundred billion dollars in chinese imports. it sounded insane. in previous trade battles, measured in e millions, not billions of dollars. it was a bluff. but it wasn't. escalated from there. taxing ed states is now $360 billion in chinese imports happy itstreet is just isn't more. the reality has changed.
to keep up with the day's events, let alone to try to put it into a context that sense to readers. at a.p. we've been looking for story.ways to tell the we compared china today to the united states in the late 1700s 1800s, both of which of intellectual thievery. we looked at how businesses to trump's tear refs by shipping out of china sometimes looked at and we trade -- that seemed to fly under the radar. disputes over turkish cherry and rubber bands from thailand. we'll continue to look for angles that provide context and bit fun. a little some trade watchers expect 2020 to be a quieter year now that has signed a phase one trade agreement with china. it.ouldn't count on so i would like to say thanks
again to the hinrich foundation press national foundation for recognizing a beat that should never have been afterthought and certainly one anymore. thanks. [applause] the s"sol taishoff award for excellence in broadcast is giving to ard someone whose work represents of highest standards journalism. year they praised -- from cnn. for her aised her consistent excellenter excellent reporting and her commitment to fairness. of the three time winner
national press foundation's congressional reporting award. please join me in congratulating dana bash. good morning, politicians continue take weekends off and neither do we. >> welcome to inside politics. dana bash. >> dana bash is getting an award in excellence for broadcast journalism. surprises no one. i just wish they are giving out great for great people, mothers, great friends. awards and those especially this one. >> are you going to take it to the next level and be an activist on it? you have a memory of that moment that you got beaten almost to death? accusations ade about the president spending money -- we'll talk a lot more about
the issue. my office is next door. a monument to things we need. pillows and fuzzy blankets on our couch and a huge wonder woman post their speaks volumes. but the real-life wonder woman is you, dana, and the gifts you your to friendship and to great work every single day. > repeal and replace was something -- >> the terrific is -- mr. president, what was going your mind looking at north korea. >> what did that speech mean to you? doing to rig the election? i might have ou, to kill you. >> good evening, welcome. bash. correspondent dana >> it's dana. >> hi. here from tv. >> what do you talk about hardly me for -- this is the place for it. in all seriousness i just want congratulate you on your national press foundation award
and thank you for all you do. best of the the best. >> on behalf of the acting president of the united states, you on o congratulate this award. >> thank god you are there. we need you. probably the first person in american history, maybe even world history, to what?a joke about you know on a debate stage. my only made a joke about hands. i have very powerful hands. ♪ congratulations. >> i wish i could be there with ou tonight to celebrate the national press foundation award so richly which you deserve.
>> dana bash. fishburn, just want to congratulate you on your national press foundation award. go.to >> congratulations to my inspiration and role model. >> i just want to congratulate press your national foundation award. such to say cj never got a prestigious award so kudos to you, my friend. this very lations on well deserved honor. lucky to s are so benefit from your excellent reporting and i'm truly lucky to friend.u my we all love you. ♪
[applause] incredible! was obviously people who knew me well did that because you got of my life and my very eclectic interest. thank you. for doing that. thank you so much. thank you so much. congratulations on an incredible term. thank you so much, to the national press foundation. terrific to sit with rod to learn about your father and grandfather for whom this is named. i know that he, your grandfather focused on theso free and fair media and press and that's why this award incredibly i'm so honored to be here because my son, who is actually here tonight. he'll attest to the fact that when sandy called to tell me
about this, we were in the car almost drove off the road because i was so surprised, the company that i am in tonight. mentors, andrea great trail e roberts, men, koke it's hard for me to wrap my head around. his i'm just hoping that you didn't use the iowa democratic party app to calculate the votes got me here and if you did, just erase i and we'll pretend lying it never happened. really special to me because of where journalism is right now. we've heard a lot about how hard but i want to look at it thatthe positive side, and is, that i'm stooped on a regular basis from the super airport, the everywhere, really, by people who say thank you. i just want to shake your hand. for what you uch do, and they say it with such sincerity and deep emotion.
a i'm sure this happens to lot of people in this room. for me, i have to be honest. t was a little bit jarring at first, i thought, it's not like i'm an emergency room doctor. firefighter. i'm not saving lives for a living. i'm just a person who talks on the news but as time has gone on, these times have gone on, i realize people it. they do. they get what journalism means they have in a generation, since you, bob and your you colleague, investigated and broke watergate stories, and you generation, inspired a generation of young people to get into this business. now most people i encounter understand at a deep level how get the it is to facts, to get truth, even in the attacks, not just on the truth but the attacks on those to tell the truth. i'm lucky to work in a place
where facts matter. facts matter a lot. truth is guarded. it's protected and it's not taken for granted. a special thank of reporting the facts. thank you. [applause] cnn.is is my 27th year at i entered this field reluctantly. i am a second generation broadcast journalist. my dad is here tonight. newss a producer at abc 441 years and my childhood i vowed i would not get into this crazy business. i was at the beach as a kid with my family and the pope died. we had to leave. late night, early mornings, i grew up seeing up close the downside of your lives being dictated by world events out of your control. i obviously saw the upside.
i grew up in control rooms, around the rush of adrenaline when news was breaking. it was in my dna. at a certain point in college i stop fighting it. i really loved it. i have to say this was a very big surprise to my parents. let's just say i was a late bloomer and had too much fun in high school. my dad likes to say he's convinced i graduated from high school without knowing there were three branches of government. journalism anded graduated from the school of journalism at northwestern. intowoman trying to break news, tv news especially, it was not easy. she graduated with honors from a prestigious university, the only job she could get was as a secretary at a local news station where she was expected boss's pans. she had a brief stint as an
anchor at a cable outlet in chicago. she left the business and went on to find her calling as a jewish academic and educator. i am so honored to carry the torch. thankful to you and dad for teaching me about everything. about this business and leading by example, showing me what it means to strive to be a good person and every part of our lives. thank you. [applause] moms, that is my favorite title. my favorite job. thank you to my son jonah, here tonight, for making me not just a mom, but a very proud mom every day. thank you. everyone i to thank work with at cnn, anyone in tv news knows it is a team sport. special thanks to my producer, in congress.
we just heard someone talk about the estrogen sweep, where we are . all of my colleagues on the political team and beyond, who are the most collaborative, smart, and really fun people anyone could work with. thank to spencer, my cheerleader and all of my dear friends, old friends who are here and came this evening. lastly i want to tell you about this locket i am wearing tonight. this is my great grandmother matilda's locket. ,he gave it to my grandmother her daughter. it was the last time they sign tethered during world war ii. my grandparents were escaping nazi europe and her parents were proud hungarians who thought they would be safe. eventually hitler's made it to jewsry and rounded up the
and matilda, my great-grandmother, my great-grandfather, their wereter, and my great aunt taken to auschwitz. that is where they perished. the 75thh was anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz. i great grandparents did not make it, but their descendents did. we are here. we are thriving. we are living in the greatest democracy in the world. we are helping to make sure truth and facts prevail. and i thank you for that. thank you for this award. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the podium steve baker. >> thank you very much.
the first thing we do is play clip. the clip is of my grandfather. we started the awards in 1980 in honor of best reporting of congress in his name. clip i found in a piece by howard smith. it was done in 1969. he's asked about, in light of today, he was asked about how often he was able to change senators' mind and how they vote. at first he was enthusiastic about the answer. then he thought again, you will see it in this clip. >> do you think any votes or minds are ever changed on the floor? >> not often. sometimes. it depends on the nature and
obviously on the type of speech you make. i think it has happened twice to me. once on civil rights because i dug up that quote from victor written in his diary, where it says an idea whose time is come is stronger. >> is that a great guy or what? can you imagine growing up his granddaughter? he always gave me history lessons and speeches about abraham lincoln and democracy. i'm like 13. or 10, actually. i would go along, ok. lincoln. things meany, those so much to me. i am an ardent student still of everett dirksen. anyway. back to dirksen. award goes dirksen's
to michael cruz of politico. [applause] piece was on mikie sherrill. the story was titled the most important new woman in congress is not to you think. it really was, i told michael, it was a fantastic piece of journalism that shows the local and national implications of any impact itnd how much can have on washington. howjudges said he described the congressional process works through the lens of a first year representative and more specifically how moderates slowly pivoted toward impeachment. his reporting revealed the
tensions within the democratic caucus. michael, i present you with the dirksen award. [applause] thank you. >> i really appreciate watching that video and being here tonight. up until now, dirksen has been a building on capitol hill. one of many i get lost in. school wasb out of aboutg an annual magazine college basketball and scouting prospects while playing a middleman between them and the coaches who coveted them. that was going on 20 years ago.
five years ago when i came to politico, i did not know more about politics than any other diligent american. surprised to be standing here in this room, in this company and for this reason. , grateful to the national press foundation for its unexpected honor, grateful to work in a place like politico, an institution with the might and nerve to do important work. a place that makes me keep trying to get better. thank you to robert and john steve, so many others that politico. peter, garriott, who brought me to politico in the first place.
really no reason to. appreciate you doing that. bill, who has been my editor my entire time at politico and most of my time in florida at the st. petersburg times. we've been working on stories together for nearly a decade and a half. especially in a time of such .urn is such an uncommon gift when i started at politico, there was so much to adjust to, d.c., the material, the competition, the pace. the only thing i did not have to adjust to was working with bill. we knew how to work together. i would i don't know if have survived the first six or seven months without bill. together for a long while and you can cut to the
chase. in the first couple of days after the midterms, i said mikey cheryl., story, anot just a series of stories about everything. saving the democratic party, politics overall. turned out to be impeachment. through the lens of mikey cheryl. so we did. here we are. thank you finally to my family who are here, my wife, my daughters. [applause] they give me something to come home to. who put up with me when i am home. harper knows the tea parties happen i get after -- after i get off the phone with bill. i sometimes say goodbye to avery
from new hampshire, new jersey, it's always something. we do our best and we try again tomorrow. thank you again. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, knight editor emeritus at kiplinger. >> good evening. 37 years, the national press foundation has awarded its highest honor, a kind of lifetime achievement award, to a remarkable of ray of men and women of every corner of journalism and publishing, print and broadcasting. past honorees read like a who's who of mid to late 20th century
media. we have honored great newspaper editors like abe rosenthal, ben bradlee, clark hoyt, jean patterson, toe name a few. publishers like graham,nson, catherine and broadcast journalists, robert siegel, judy woodruff, and diane ream. we've honored wives and provocative columnists, the likes of tom friedman, david broder, clarence page, and william safire. and and buchwald landers. some of the past honorees are those versatile stars who crossed back and forth between
print punditry and broadcasting. hunt, frank to ford, many of these past honorees hard toout as superb news reporters. they achieved greater fame as , tvors and columnists personalities, and publishers. relatively few of the past honorees, i'm thinking of helen foras, remained reporters their whole careers. our honorary tonight, bob woodward, is a reporter. it seems like this is all he ever wanted to be, not an editor in chief, not a bureau chief,
not a regular columnist or a talkshow pundit. just a hard digging reporter. and what a reporter he is. arguably the greatest investigative washington oforter of our era, maybe all time. in five decades of coverage in the pages of the washington post and in countless best-selling books, bob has taken us inside some of the most opaque institutions of government, the white house, the supreme court, the fed, the pentagon, the cia. he has told us important things we did not already know, but badly needed to know. bob has an amazing knack for getting people to tell him things they probably shouldn't. he rewards their trust and keeps
them talking by not revealing their names. if his use of unnamed sources is to have credibility with us, his readers, we have to believe his sources are real and the information they are giving us, through him, is true. is, especially the most important facts. going all the way back to watergate, his credibility required confirmation of any one source or story with one or two more corroborating sources. this is what bob woodward has always done. standardss own high and those of his editors at the post demanded it. the reliance of journalism on unnamed sources did not start
with watergate. it has been a staple of washington reporting for decades. 1930's,the 1920's and it was much more controversial than it is today. indeed frowned upon. earliest and most successful users of unnamed sources in his regular work was the man for whom this award is named. kiplinger, my grandfather. he resigned from the associated , in part because of his editor's resistance to his use of unnamed sources, to give his readers a more accurate picture of government policy than top officials were saying publicly. a bit of a heresy back then. careful, and,
nonpartisan. his forecast of radical new policies coming out of fdr's new deal in the pages of his weekly letter were startling. were keyis sources members of the fdr brain trust, the forecast was accurate, establishing him as one of the most influential journalists in washington. of journalism almost lost bob woodward's talent before it had been revealed. 50 years ago, we almost lost bob woodward to a different profession, law. which his father, a lawyer and judge in illinois, was pressuring him to pursue. he had just finished serving five years in the u.s. navy right after college rotc.
he got a crazy idea it would be fascinating to be a newspaper reporter. amazingly he talked his way into a tryout with the post. it, the metro editor told him he was not ready for the big time. he ought to go get some shoe leather experience at a small newspaper. maybe the montgomery county sentinel in rockville. forgendary incubator ambitious young reporters. , thetnote, two weeks ago last print edition of the weekly sentinel rolled off the presses. the fall of 1970, a guy walked into the newsroom of the sentinel in rockville and said he was there for an
interview with the editor. most 22 years old, the junior reporter on staff, sitting at my desk by the door of the newsroom. toointed across the newsroom the editor's office. a half-hour or so later, the guy left. later the editor came out and we chatted. he told me he wished he had an opening for this applicant because he sensed the guy had a burning ambition to be a reporter. he was trying to postpone a law school acceptance. but the small staff at the sentinel was full. later when iweek went into the editor's office and told him i would be leaving the sentinel to take a job offer at a small new service on
capitol hill to be a stringer for several out-of-town papers. to see you i'm sorry go. i'm going to call that guy who was in here last week and see if he is still available. job so badwants this he can taste it. later, that guy came back to the sentinel newsroom. his name was bob woodward. we introduced ourselves. i took him to lunch at the county office building cafeteria . i introduced him to a couple of my sources in city government. this is big stuff. my leaving the sentinel 50 years ago was a lucky break for bob woodward. it was a lucky break for the sentinel. and a great rate for our profession.
the best thing i ever did for the sentinel was resigned. [laughter] woodward hit the deck running and broke many big stories over the following year. some of which were picked up the next day by the washington post, the day after the weekly paper came out on thursday. hired byter bob was the metro section of the post. he had been in the post just when he and a fellow metro reporter named carl bernstein were assigned to find out about a puzzling burglary at the democratic national committee headquarters office at the watergate office building. the rest is history. said, with aonce bit of hyperbole, a good
i want to tell an old story that i think at this time is worth retelling. to it goes way back sunday,r 8, 1974, gerald ford was president. nixon had resigned 30 days earlier. on that sunday, ford went on television announcing he was giving nixon a full pardon for watergate. i think ford went on early sunday morning hoping no one would notice. it was noticed, not by me. i was asleep. my colleague carl bernstein called me and said have you heard? i said i was asleep. ability to sayhe
what occurred with the fewest said and the most drama, the son of a bitch pardon the son of a bitch. [laughter] good i was able to said. what carl had i remember thinking at the moment, it is perfect. forward gets the presidency, i was surea pardon, it was the final corruption of watergate. that was affirmed two years later when ford ran against jimmy carter and carter beat , because of the pardon, it
was never explained. there was an aroma about it. 25 years after the pardon, i undertook one of my book legacy ofbout the watergate. in the presidency, ford through clinton, i called up ford, i had never met him or interviewed him . in the newsroom of the post, they had a big smiling picture of forward that the classified ad department had put up. remember when newspapers had classified ads? it was a picture of ford saying i got my job through the washington post. [laughter] shameless marketing. finally somebody had the wisdom
to take it down. i decided for the book to call ford. this is the end of the 1990's. 1997. he would not want to talk about the pardon. i was totally wrong. he turned out to be one of the personsest, forthright i had ever dealt with in washington. excursion into history, 25 years after it occurred, i had the luxury of time. in the end, for the book, and later because i interviewed ford some more, did seven asking theand kept question, what happened?
why did you pardon nixon? i remember the last interview at his home in rancho mirage, california, he and his wife had a bungalow there. we were sitting with the tape recorder on the desk, for history. i asked, why did you pardon nixon? he said you keep asking that question. i said i don't think you have answered it. said you aree, he right. i've never told the story. i never even told betty. , it wasned a monologue for forward, entry explaining what happened. he said i never wanted to be president. i wanted to be speaker of the house.
spiro agnew resigned. nixon picked me. kept growingergate and on august 1, 1974, as vice came to seel haig ford. his chief of staff. ford had talked about this meeting and ford said what really happened in the meeting if you agree to pardon nixon, he will resign and you get the presidency. it's on the tape. i said holy shit. there was a deal. ord, you can hear his hand, he
said there was no deal. and then he said let me take you through what happened. offered a deal. i could never tell this. there would be more investigations. said, i rejected that deal because it would be corrupt , and let me take you to the said i was living in, ford urdeneing of an unb what it is like to be in the presidency. so he becomes president and everything was about nexen. ixon's tapes? he said, as president, i had to deal with kissinger every day
coming in and saying, mr. president, the world is going to blow up unless you take my advice. in trouble.was ford said he had a letter from the special prosecutor saying that nixon was going to be investigated as a private citizen. so ford said, we are going to have two or three more years of watergate. the country could not stand it. voice, in his plaintive i needed my own presidency. where was the off switch for nixon? the pardon. gave him the power to pardon anyone. it is not reviewable. and he said, so i acted and wasn'td nixon, but it corrupt. i was not taking a deal. he said, and remember at this
point, nixon's final tapes were coming out, and nixon was finished. if it was a deal, i was going to get my end of the bargain. but it was not a deal. perch of them that presidency, ask the question, what is the national interest, and i had to act on it. he said, i knew in pardoning politicsas finished in , but i had to do it for that larger interest. how, instead of it did wasrrupt, what ford actually quite gutsy. after the book came out, caroline kennedy, the daughter of john f. kennedy, called me up and said she and her uncle, teddy kennedy, had read this,
and agreed that it was gutsy, said, we are going to give the profiles in courage award that is given each year from the kennedy library to somebody in the eightho does what senators in her late father's book profiles encourage did, where they essentially self sabotage their own career in the , in the of the country national interest. gave this award to ford. , did not go, but it was video and i distinctly remember ford somewhat and ,indicated teddy kennedy saying the time i said the pardon was
almost a crime, but i now realize i was wrong. this was a courageous act in the 'sadition of my late brother book, profiles in courage. so i'm watching this, ford is somewhat vindicated, and what a cold shower, to look at this, because i in 1974 would have staked my life that this was corrupt, then you look at it 25 years later through the lens of history, and what i was sure was corrupt turns out to be the humbling,courage, and to be so wrong. think, is, we, i
are never sure. there's always more reporting to do. and maybe we, like i did at that time, have it completely wrong and upside down. believe at this time, the issue of what is the it,onal interest, where is who can express it, who can believe in it, and where does it reside, and of course, that is , and to dothe media more reporting, not jump to the occlusion of the moment and say, this is what it is, because so easy, so often, we have it not just wrong, but sometimes,
upside down. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, bob, for that wonderful speech. and thanks to all of our other outstanding winners, and to all of you, for your continuing support of npf. it has been a great honor to lead this organization at a time of increasing challenges to journalism. but it is time for me to go. tonight marks the end of my term as chairman of npf. beginning tomorrow, those duties will be taken over by our very able vice chair. so, please enjoy the rest of the evening and join us upstairs in the anthem restaurant for the
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