The Press: Woodstein's Retreat

Until the Washington Post ran a routine story recently on the marriage of Post Watergate Sleuth Bob Woodward to Fort Worth Star-Telegram Reporter Francine Barnard, the magic names of Woodward and Partner Carl Bernstein had been suspiciously absent from the paper. Their familiar double byline has not appeared in the Post since September, and they have been missing from the talk-show circuit.

The duo has indeed gone underground. Requests for interviews are being declined, and Woodward said recently: "We've dropped out." Woodward, 31, and Bernstein, 30, have had their troubles coping with sudden fame....

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