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Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein visited the University of Texas to unveil documents surrounding Deep Throat.

These files and clippings concerning Deep Throat, now identified as former-FBI number two man Mark Felt, will be on display at the Harry Ransom Center.

Woodward and Bernstein addressed the crowd, telling them, "Watergate is never over."

More than thirty years later, the men who broke the story that forced President Nixon and other officials to resign in 1974 said there's plenty more to uncover in Washington.

"The whole issue of secret government and how many secrets we're going to have and how we learn them and when we learn them is as relevant today as in the past," Woodward said.

Bernstein said that the current administration has many parallels to the administration they battled in the past.

"Because the system hasn't worked in the Bush administration we find ourselves in a situation even more catastrophic and disastrous than the Nixon presidency," Bernstein said.

Woodward and Bernstein criticized the press for their initial coverage of the war in Iraq, but praised journalists for stepping up as the war progressed.

"The detention of prisoners, what we know about eavesdropping of American citizens, all of these things we know because there has been some really good reporting, I think. Has it been enough? No," Bernstein said.

They hope these boxed up notes will provide hope and be an inspiration to future journalists.

"The truth emerges. Sometimes it takes longer than it should, but it does emerge," Woodward said.

The papers will be on display on the first floor of the Ransom Center through Sunday, April 8. The papers will remain at the Center for research purposes. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP