Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer and the Watergate Hearings

BY   May 17, 1973 at 2:26 PM EST

“How high did the scandals reach and was President Nixon himself involved?” That was what the NewsHour’s Robert MacNeil, then co-anchoring with Jim Lehrer, dubbed “the ultimate question” as the program began its gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Watergate hearings on May 17, 1973.