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40th Anniversary: Saturday Night Massacre

President Nixon (April 29, 1974)

President Nixon (April 29, 1974)

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Forty years ago, on October 20, 1973, the Watergate scandal reached a crisis point when President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and abolished the office of the special prosecutor -- prompting the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. These events became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre." On this anniversary, we'll hear first-person accounts of that day from William Ruckelshaus, Washington Post veteran Bob Woodward, Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks and many others.

Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:22am (ET)

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