Analysis: Nixon's Victory In Defeat
Voter's Voice: the Watergate legacy.
Watergate exposed lies, crimes, corruption. The investigation established that no president is above the law. Now many say government is more honest, presidents more accountable. But the public believes government is corrupt, untrustworthy and ruled by money and personal ambition. Last November, only 49 percent even bothered to vote.
So after 25 years we're still feeling the effects. More money. Less trust. Fewer voters.
Still Divided After All These Years
Americans remain divided on the meaning of the Watergate scandal, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll.
What Was Watergate?
Some 25 years ago, a simple bungled burglary at the Watergate turned into a national crisis which eventually toppled President Richard Nixon. But Watergate was more, much more, than a break-in; it was a collection of scandals that doomed an imperial presidency. This recounting sets the stage for understanding America's national nightmare.
The Sound And Fury
The nation watched and listened in rapt attention as Watergate unfolded on the tube. Revisit those sights and sounds, including Nixon's entire resignation and farewell speeches in VXtreme streaming video. An here are Quicktime highlights of the Watergate hearings: Haldeman, Dean, Baker, Hunt and McCord. And more.
Who, What, Where, When, Why
This Watergate glossary answers the most important questions about the scandal, from Robert Bork's role to Ron Ziegler's best lines to the Saturday Night Massacre.
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