The Watergate Hearings: 40 Years Later

  • November 21, 2013   BY Rachel Wellford  

    On Nov. 22, 1963, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer were two reporters covering a presidential visit. MacNeil was a White House correspondent for NBC News. Lehrer was working the federal beat as a reporter for the Dallas Times-Herald. Both men … Continue reading

  • August 22, 2013  

    Newly released audio recordings offer a look inside the Nixon presidency as the Watergate scandal was unfolding. In one excerpt, President Richard Nixon has just announced the resignation of his two top aides. Judy Woodruff talks to veteran journalist Marvin Kalb and Ken Hughes of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2013   BY Justin Scuiletti  

    The Watergate hearings began on May 17, 1973. Public Television aired all 250 hours of testimony that summer. Here are some of the highlights. Video edited by Justin Scuiletti The Watergate scandal began with a burglary in June 1972 and … Continue reading

  • May 17, 2013  

    On May 17, 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer launched public broadcasting’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. Forty years later, the two recount their memories after some of the more gripping moments and how their partnership changed not only the face of television journalism, but also their lives. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2013   BY Meena Ganesan  

    On May 17, 1973, Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C., gavelled in the first public hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, better known as the Senate Watergate Committee. The impending result was almost unfathomable. The months that followed … Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013   BY Meena Ganesan  

    “Covering Watergate,” a PBS NewsHour special report, will air May 17. Forty years ago, in the summer of 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer led public broadcasting’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings — co-anchoring all 250 hours of … Continue reading

  • June 15, 2012   BY Beth Summers  

    Watch the NewsHour’s Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer introduce historic gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Watergate hearings on May 17, 1973.
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  • June 15, 2012   BY Alex Bruns  

    The Watergate complex is located along a sharp bend in the Potomac River. A dozen blocks from the White House, the irregularly shaped buildings seem to be from another era. Designed in the 1960s, the Watergate was sparkling new on … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2008   BY Admin 

    W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off Washington Post reporters to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, has died at age 95. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2005  

    Former FBI official W. Mark Felt claims to be Deep Throat, the legendary source who leaked secrets about President Nixon’s Watergate cover-up to The Washington Post, Vanity Fair magazine said Tuesday. The Washington Post confirmed Felt’s story, bringing to a close the long-running mystery about Deep Throat’s identity. Continue reading

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