Watergate

  • 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 17, 2013  

    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

  • May 16, 2013    

    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    

    “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    

    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    

    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

  • February 22, 2010  

    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

  • December 19, 2008   BY  

    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

  • August 28, 2007  

    The successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will inherit a Justice Department with several top-level vacancies, low staff morale, and more than 100,000 employees. Two attorneys who served in Republican and Democratic administrations discuss the department’s future. Continue reading

  • December 27, 2006  

    In his brief presidency, Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday at age 93, struggled to heal the nation after the Watergate scandal forced his predecessor Richard Nixon from office. Four historians and scholars reflect on Mr. Ford, his presidency and his legacy. Continue reading

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