Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

U.S. Senate committee begins televised hearings into the Watergate scandal 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer introduce the Watergate Hearings'

(Thursday, May 17, 1973, 10:02 a.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Determined to “spare no one, whatever his station in life,” a U.S. Senate committee today opened public hearings on the Watergate scandal that has shaken President Richard Nixon’s administration and led even some Republican senators to question his ability to govern. Continue reading U.S. Senate committee begins televised hearings into the Watergate scandal 40 years ago this hour (1973)