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Watergate Forty Years Later

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 19, 2014

The American Historical Association held its annual meeting in Washington, DC in early January and American History TV was there. We talk with Katherine Scott, an historian in the U.S. Senate Historical Office about how the Watergate scandal changed the relationship between the Congress and executive branch. 

Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3:19pm (ET)

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