Identifying Deep Throat: 30 Years after Watergate

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Thirty years ago today, the discovery of a piece of tape on a basement door in the capital-s Watergate complex resulted in the arrest of five men for breaking into the offices of the Democratic Party. The incident the White House dismissed as a -third rate burglary- brought down a president and added phrases like -stonewall,- -expletive deleted,- and -what did he know, and when did he know it?- to our language. It produced a host of political and campaign finance reforms and a craze for investigative journalism. We examine the political and journalistic legacy of Watergate with Nixon advisors, a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor who has enlisted his students in an investigation of the Deep Throat mystery, and White House counsel John Dean.
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San Diego Union-Tribune

Brookings Institution

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Freedom of Information Act

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The Atlantic Monthly

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Warren Olney