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
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
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
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
“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
Watch the NewsHour’s Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer introduce historic gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Watergate hearings on May 17, 1973.
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