The Nation: Woodward on the Record--Sort of

Though he has proved himself a probing, tenacious reporter, Bob Woodward bitterly resents being on the receiving end of an interview if the subject is Deep Throat. But last week, as speculation swirled anew about his phantom Watergate source, Woodward reluctantly agreed to a terse session with TIME Correspondent Hays Gorey.

Q. Given all that has happened, do you feel you owe the American people any additional evidence of your credibility —such as the identity of Deep Throat?

A. No. And I don't think reporters trying to identify other reporters' sources is the noblest kind of journalism.

Q. Isn't Deep Throat more than just...