FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2007
Top Nixon Administrator and Convicted Conspirator to Speak About Integrity at Webster University's Holden Public Policy Forum on Sept. 27
Egil “Bud” Krogh was the first Nixon staff member to plead guilty before his grand jury testimony in what would be known as the Watergate scandals. Krough will share the lesson of integrity he learned as a result of his experience, Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., at the Old Post Office, 815 Olive Blvd., in the historic Missouri Courtroom of Appeals, located on the third floor. The speech is free and open to the public but reservations are required at: www.webster.edu/holdenppf. Individuals without online access may call: 314-246-8792 for reservations.
Following his remarks, Krough will sell and sign copies of his latest book, “Intergrity: Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House.” This is event is part of the Webster University Holden Public Policy Forum’s “Issues of the 21st Century” series. The Forum is a bi-partisan speaker series intended to promote open discussion about public policy issues of the day is webcast live.
In his book, Krogh chronicles his experience as co-director of a Special Investigations Unit known as “the Plumbers” and his task of plugging sensitive national-defense-related information leaks, starting with the “Pentagon Papers.” Krogh’s memoir tells what really went on behind closed doors — of how a good man can lose his moral compass, of how exercising power without integrity can destroy a life and how Krogh turned his life around after serving a prison term. Krough also addresses the questionable integrity of the Bush administration regarding Iraq.