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
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
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
Former President Ford, who died at his California home Tuesday, led the nation after the Watergate affair and the end of the Vietnam war. The NewsHour presents a report on his life. Continue reading
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who guided the newspaper through Watergate, the Pentagon Papers and other crises, sits down for an extended conversation with Jim Lehrer about journalism and his career. Continue reading
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