He discovered the Watergate break-in, then died destitute and forgotten

From The Washington Post

It was 30 minutes after midnight on June 17, 1972, when Frank Wills, a security guard patrolling the parking garage at the Watergate office complex in Washington, noticed masking tape covering locks on a stairwell door. Wills thought perhaps the maintenance crew had taped the doors to keep them from locking. The 24-year-old ripped off…Read more…

Watergate Break-In 50th Anniversary


Former Counsel and staff of the Senate Watergate Committee, along with the special prosecutors, lawyers and journalists who played a role in the political scandal, mark the 50th anniversary of the break-in.

The Washington Post Unveils Coverage Plans Ahead of the 50th Watergate Anniversary

From The Washington Post

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Special live programming includes a conversation with legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, plus exclusive new details, a look at never before published handwritten notes and more in The Post Magazine. The Washington Post today unveiled its coverage plans around the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. Legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein…Read more…

January 6 Is a Dangerous Shorthand

From The Atlantic

The US capitol on January 6th, 2020; Richard Nixxon

Just as Watergate was not only about the Watergate break-in, January 6 shouldn’t come to stand only for the events of that date.

Smithsonian to mark Watergate 50th anniversary with political art show

From The Washington Times

Images of former President Richard Nixon — ranging from mixed-media caricatures to political cartoons — will launch a 50th anniversary exhibit of the Watergate Hotel break-in at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery this month. “Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue” spotlights the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which led to Nixon’s…Read more…

Watergate 50th Anniversary: Dwight Chapin

From The Washington Post

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Dwight L. Chapin served as the secretary and deputy assistant to President Richard M. Nixon from 1969 to 1973. As Nixon’s personal aide during the 1968 presidential campaign, Chapin crisscrossed the country at Nixon’s side, rising to become one of the president’s senior White House staffers and closest confidantes. Chapin, who was convicted in 1974…Read more…

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