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Remembering Watergate With John Dean, Rufus Edmisten and Gene Boyce

Watergate Committee hearings, 1973: Fred Thompson, Howard Baker, and Sam Ervin
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Four decades ago, Richard Nixon became the first United States president to resign. For many historians, the Watergate scandal marked the beginning of the end of Nixon’s tenure. And his departure from the White House marked the beginning of a loss of public trust in government.

Host Frank Stasio and political junkie Ken Rudin talk with three men who played integral roles in the Watergate hearings: Rufus Edmisten served as deputy chief counsel to the Watergate committee; Gene Boyce served as assistant majority counsel on the Watergate Committee; and John Dean served as legal counsel to President Nixon. His latest book is The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It (Viking/2014). He will speak at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh on August 5 at 7:30pm.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.