Watergate revisited: Epps outlines the legal legacy

In an Aug. 22 interview on C-SPAN Radio, Professor Garrett Epps discusses the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon and the legal legacy of the case. Said Epps: “It shapes the entire landscape of executive power to this day.”

Epps (a former Washington Post reporter) also discusses the role of The Post’s Watergate investigation, led by reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and the enduring impact of the case on American journalism.

“They kept asking the next question,” Epps said of the reporters, whose investigation was chronicled in the book and movie All the President’s Men.

Nixon resigned the presidency in August 1974.

The C-SPAN program is titled “Radio: Historic Supreme Court Oral Argument: U.S. v. Nixon (1974).” Epps’s interview begins at the 17:30-minute mark and runs for eight minutes.

Learn more about Professor Epps.

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