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
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
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Judy Woodruff about the recent scandals rocking Washington and the Obama administration, what we can observe about how the government operates and how it affects the trust of the American people, plus the legacy of Watergate 40 years on. 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.
Gen. Alexander Haig, who served as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan and as an aide in the Nixon administration, died Saturday at age 85. Robert MacNeil sat down with Haig in 1987 during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading