May 16, 2013 | Politics

How Watergate Affected You

By Elizabeth Summers and Meena Ganesan

Forty years ago, in the summer of 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer led public television's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings -- co-anchoring all 250 hours of the proceedings, and launching the beginnings of what the PBS NewsHour is today.

Ahead of our special report looking back at the hearings, we asked you -- our viewers, those of you who spent the summer of '73 watching John Dean, Alexander Butterfield, and all the rest testify -- to share your stories. We received hundreds of responses. Here are some of them.