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Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022

Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022

Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022 Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022, 25.79 MB
Friday, June 17, 2022

On the Seventeenth of June, 1972, a group of burglars working underneath staff of the Nixon administration broke into the Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate Complex.

This began the defining political scandal of the 20th century, as Richard Nixon and his colleagues continuously tried to cover up their involvement. 

This led to Nixon's impeachment and subsequent resignation in 1974, marking a major event in US history that set a precedent for how we can hold politicians to account across the world. 

On the fiftieth anniversary, Liam spoke to University Of Canterbury Professor in American History, Peter FIeld, on the impact of Watergate and its presence in the current conversations on the January Sixth Capitol Riots.