The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington
Recorded on August 2, 2007
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
Robert Novak has been a Washington insider since the days when
the place was a sleepy southern town and journalism was built on
shoe leather and the ability to cultivate and keep sources.
He has covered every president since Truman, known personally and
professionally virtually all the big movers and shakers in D.C.,
and broken a number of the biggest stories. In this
compelling memoir, he puts it all into perspective and reveals the
extraordinary changes that have fundamentally remade Washington,
politics, and journalism.
In typical Novak style, he tells how politics and journalism
truly operate at the highest levels, both publicly and behind
closed doors. The Prince of Darkness is an
entertaining as well as perceptive view of fifty years in the life
of our Nation's Capital, its most powerful and colorful characters,
and the people who cover it.
ROBERT D. NOVAK writes "Inside Report," one of the
longest-running syndicated columns in the nation, and the
"Evans-Novak Political Report," which he began in the 1960s with
the late Rowland Evans. Now a Fox News contributor, he spent
twenty-five years as a political commentator for CNN. Novak
is the author or coauthor of five other books, the most recent
being Completing the Revolution.