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Watergate & "Deep Throat"

Watergate Building

Watergate Building

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Max Holland, author of “Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat,” looks at the key events of the Watergate scandal, and the intelligence fallout afterwards. He analyzes Felt’s personal reasons for leaking information to the press. The Raleigh Spy Conference hosted this event.

Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:58am (ET)

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