Carl Bernstein
Biographical information
Date of birthFebruary 14, 1944
Age (1955)11
Age (1985)41
Age (2015)71
Physical description
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Behind-the-scenes information

Carl Bernstein was a reporter for the daily newspaper, The Washington Post, which was based in Washington, D.C. Together with Bob Woodward, he became known for posting a series of articles that uncovered the corruption of the Richard Nixon administration in their involvement of the burglary of the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Hotel in 1972.

In the alternate timeline where an elderly Biff Tannen traveled from 2015 to 1955 to give his younger self a sports almanac to make himself rich, the Hill Valley Telegraph was sold to The Washington Post in 1973 to prevent BiffCo from buying it.

However, after the Hill Valley Telegraph placed Biff's wedding to Lorraine Baines McFly inside the paper, with the headline going to Red the Bum's arrest in connection with the murder of George McFly, BiffCo purchased the paper and renamed it The Biffington Post.

When Woodward and Bernstein sought Biff's approval to continue working on the Watergate scandal, Biff fired them. This resulted in Richard Nixon and Biff Tannen forming an alliance, which culminated with Biff paying off enough state legislators to successfully repeal the 22nd amendment of the United States Constitution. Nixon then was elected to at least an additional two terms as President of the United States, where he extended the Vietnam War until at least 1984.


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