The Watergate Scandal

American History Hit


Wiretapping, White House tapes and the possibility of impeachment. On June 17, 1972, a break-in at the Watergate Hotel triggered a chain of events ending with the resignation of President Nixon in 1974.


From the burglary to the surprising redactions from the Nixon tapes, Kathryn Brownell joins Don to explore the story. Kathryn is an Associate Professor at Purdue University and author of ’24/7 Politics: Cable Television and the Fragmenting of America from Watergate to Fox News’.


Produced and edited by Sophie Gee. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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