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Watergate: The NewsHour’s 1973 Special Report
May 17, 1973 at 12:00 AM EST
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"How high did the scandals reach and was President Nixon himself involved?" That was what the NewsHour's Robert MacNeil, then co-anchoring with Jim Lehrer, dubbed "the ultimate question" as the program began its gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Watergate hearings on May 17, 1973.
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