PBS NewsHour

A Look Back at the Senate Watergate Hearings

Clip: Season 2013 | 16m 33s

Watergate began with a burglary in June 1972 and ended with a president’s resignation in August 1974. In between, during the summer of 1973, a special Senate Committee held hearings, co-chaired by Sens. Sam Ervin (D-N.C.) and Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), to investigate the Watergate scandal. Public Television broadcast all 250 hours worth of the hearings, gavel-to-gavel.

Aired: 05/16/13

Rating: NR

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