Watergate's Effect on Journalism

Panelists discussed how Watergate changed the way journalists cover news events, especially investigative journalists. They examined… read more

Panelists discussed how Watergate changed the way journalists cover news events, especially investigative journalists. They examined the positive and negative impact of Watergate, including the more skeptical attitude toward national leaders and the rise of overly scrutinizing, “gotcha,” journalism. The panel was part of a symposium in honor of the 25th anniversary of the break in at the Watergate Hotel. They responded to questions and comments submitted by mail and members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • John Fialka Correspondent Wall Street Journal->International Affairs
  • Ron Ostrow Correspondent Los Angeles Times->Justice Department
  • Walter Pincus Correspondent Washington Post->National Security
  • Larry J. Sabato Professor University of Virginia->Department of Government and Foreign Affairs
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Watergate's Effect on Journalism

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Program ID:
86676-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 3, 1997
Last Aired:
Sep 14, 2003

Airing Details

  • Jul 03, 1997 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 03, 1997 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 05, 1998 | 3:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 06, 1998 | 4:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 18, 2002 | 11:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 19, 2002 | 8:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 17, 2002 | 11:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 12, 2002 | 11:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 15, 2002 | 11:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2002 | 11:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2002 | 8:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2003 | 11:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 10, 2003 | 8:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 14, 2003 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 14, 2003 | 8:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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