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Great Mystery of the 1970s: Nixon, Watergate and the Huston Plan

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Article

Publication Date

6-17-2015

Abstract

"The CNN documentary series “The Seventies” is a wonderful exercise in putting a tumultuous decade in perspective. This June 17 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Watergate break-in.

Enough time has passed to have a well-grounded perspective on the fall of Richard Nixon. What historians agree on is that the break-in itself was less significant than the web of improprieties and illegalities the investigation into the burglary uncovered. What started as a routine FBI investigation and prosecution by the U.S. attorney – that became U.S. vs. Liddy et al. – metamorphosed into a bizarre unraveling of events.

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