The Senate Watergate Hearings 

The Senate Watergate hearings got underway May 17 and were the major focus of Watergate developments during the summer. A parade of clean-cut, young, contrite former CRP and White House ... See full summary »

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Robert MacNeil ...  Himself - Anchor
Jim Lehrer ...  Himself - Anchor
Sam Ervin ...  Himself
Howard Baker ...  Himself (1973)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Butterfield ...  Himself (1973)
Archibald Cox ...  Himself
John Dean ...  Himself
L. Patrick Gray L. Patrick Gray ...  Himself (1973)
E. Howard Hunt ...  Himself
G. Gordon Liddy ...  Himself
Jeb Magruder ...  Himself (1973)
James McCord ...  Himself (1973)
John Mitchell John Mitchell ...  Himself (1973)
Donald Segretti Donald Segretti ...  Himself (1973)
Fred Dalton Thompson ...  Himself (1973)
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The Senate Watergate hearings got underway May 17 and were the major focus of Watergate developments during the summer. A parade of clean-cut, young, contrite former CRP and White House aides appeared, some to admit perjury during earlier investigations. They drew a picture of political sabotage that went far beyond Watergate, motivated by extreme loyalty to Nixon and by a belief that any tactics against people who had supported anti-Vietnam war demonstrations were acceptable. Perhaps the most important revelation of the committee hearings came as a result of closed-session questioning of Alexander P. Butterfield, that the President's offices were equipped with a special voice-activated system which tape recorded all conversations. The existence of the tapes entirely changed the Watergate case; presumably the evidence existed to prove or disprove Dean's allegations.

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17 May 1973 (USA) See more »

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Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities See more »

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Watergate" is synonymous with a series of events that began with a botched burglary and ended with the resignation of a U.S. President. The term itself formally derives from the Watergate building in Washington, D.C., where, on the night of 17 June 1972, five burglars were arrested in the Democratic National Committee offices. Newspaper reports from that point began revealing bits and pieces of details that linked the Watergate burglars with President Richard Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign. The president and his chief assistants denied involvement, but as evidence of White House complicity continued to grow, the U.S. Congress was compelled to investigate what role the Watergate matter might have played in subverting or attempting to subvert the electoral process. See more »

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