Watergate

"Watergate" is a special series from Academy Award®-winning director Charles Ferguson that chronicles one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics and features a roster of some of the most important media, legal and political figures from the scandal.

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1The Burglary44:56USD 1.99Download
2Coverup44:50USD 1.99Download
3Things Fall Apart44:56USD 1.99Download
4U.S. v. Nixon44:41USD 1.99Download
5Blowback44:28USD 1.99Download
6Endgame44:54USD 1.99Download
7Watergate Sneak Peek02:02FreeDownload

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delbranderiii
Delbranderiii
08 August 2014

Bill Maher, Sr. 

joan smith
Joan smith
08 August 2014

i really believe cavett was the only talk show that should have stayed on the air to this very day.he was so bright and involved, articulate and entertaining, really a talent ahead of his time and smart as hell. i've always wanted to ask jon stewart if he saw a lot of cavett they seem so similar. if nixon was president today stewart would be on his enemies list too! what a distinct honor!!

Mary Kay Ash
Mary Kay Ash
5 star

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.

dvs2751
Dvs2751
28 July 2014

I always felt Cavett never got the credit he really deserved. There should be statues built in honor of this man

MAGiardinello
MAGiardinello
3 star

You could tell after about 15 minutes that a great filmmaker tried making a great documentary series, but the History Channel got in the way. This is mostly due to the dramatizations, which I’m sure the History Channel insisted on it to ‘dumb it down’ for as many people as possible. If we have the Nixon tapes, why wouldn’t they use the primary source? Why hire actors to essentially act out the transcripts? It was like a wet blanket every time they cut to the dramatization. They couldn’t just play the actual tapes and like all the other quality documentaries on the Nixon administration? The history channel cares more about “entertainment” than history. I should have known they would have mucked up a series even with an Academy Award-winning documentarian. I would have saved my $10.

EL Verdugo 666
EL Verdugo 666
5 star

Absolutely great documentary! It’s a must watch for every American.

littleRedFiat
LittleRedFiat
5 star

But it is scarily relevant now. Important piece of political history. We're still living it.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris can play xbox live on ps3

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The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972, and President Richard Nixon's administration's subsequent attempt to cover up his involvement. After the five burglars were caught and the conspiracy was discovered—chiefly through the work of a few journalists, Congressional staffers and an election-finance watchdog official—Watergate was investigated by the United States Congress. Meanwhile, Nixon's administration resisted its probes, which led to a constitutional crisis.The term Watergate, by metonymy, has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration. Those activities included such dirty tricks as bugging the offices of political opponents and people of whom Nixon or his officials were suspicious. Nixon and his close aides also ordered investigations of activist groups and political figures, using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as political weapons.The scandal led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by members of the Nixon administration, the commencement of an impeachment process against the president, and Nixon's resignation. The scandal also resulted in the indictment of 69 people, with trials or pleas resulting in 48 being found guilty, many of whom were top Nixon officials.The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate complex on Saturday, June 17, 1972. The FBI investigated and discovered a connection between cash found on the burglars and a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP), the official organization of Nixon's campaign. In July 1973, evidence mounted against the president's staff, including testimony provided by former staff members in an investigation conducted by the Senate Watergate Committee. The investigation revealed that Nixon had a tape-recording system in his offices and that he had recorded many conversations.After a series of court battles, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that the president was obligated to release the tapes to government investigators (United States v. Nixon). The tapes revealed that Nixon had attempted to cover up activities that took place after the break-in, and to use federal officials to deflect the investigation. Facing virtually certain impeachment in the House of Representatives and equally certain conviction by the Senate, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974, preventing the House from impeaching him. On September 8, 1974, his successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him. The name "Watergate" and the suffix "-gate" have since become synonymous with political and non-political scandals in the United States, and some other parts of the world.. Dick Cavett (TV Personality), Public Broadcasting Service (TV Network), The Dick Cavett Show (TV Program),

Watergate News

  • James W. McCord Jr., Who Led the Watergate Break-In, Is Dead at 93 - James W. McCord Jr., who led the burglars in the Watergate scandal, testifying in 1973 at Senate hearings about the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters.
  • We’ve All Just Made Fools of Ourselves — Again - Representative Adam Schiff speaking in 2017 about the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.
  • News Analysis: Mueller’s Investigation Erases a Line Drawn After Watergate - The special counsel’s decision not to take a position on whether President Trump’s norm-shattering actions constituted obstruction means future presidents will feel entitled to make similar moves.
  • What Is Underneath Barr’s Redactions? - Rose Mary Woods, President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, testified in 1973 that she had mistakenly erased part of a Watergate tape. Analysts disputed her explanation.

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