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Watergate from the Inside HISTORY This Week

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June 17, 1972. In the early morning hours, five men are caught after breaking into the Watergate building in Washington, DC. The failed break-in that night will eventually lead to the unraveling of a major American scandal that reaches the highest levels of government. Why did President Nixon and the men around him believe that they could get away with something so obviously illegal? And how - for one of our producers - did this episode hit close to home?


Thank you to our guest expert, Michael Dobbs, author of King Richard: An American Tragedy.


Thank you also to Ken Hughes and Michael Greco from The Miller Center at UVA for speaking with us for this episode.
 
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June 17, 1972. In the early morning hours, five men are caught after breaking into the Watergate building in Washington, DC. The failed break-in that night will eventually lead to the unraveling of a major American scandal that reaches the highest levels of government. Why did President Nixon and the men around him believe that they could get away with something so obviously illegal? And how - for one of our producers - did this episode hit close to home?


Thank you to our guest expert, Michael Dobbs, author of King Richard: An American Tragedy.


Thank you also to Ken Hughes and Michael Greco from The Miller Center at UVA for speaking with us for this episode.
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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