Think back about …

Watergate

It was the third-rate burglary that took down a sitting president. Think back ... What do you remember? Did you follow it closely? Who were the heroes? What did you think of Nixon, then and now? What did we learn about politics and government? Do you see parallels with the current administration? Is our "long national nightmare" finally over? On this Presidents' Day, share your Watergate stories forward.

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Expats in London: Summer of ’74
Nixon's address would go down at 3:00 in the morning, London time. But this was history and we were not going to miss it.

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Think back about …

Watergate

It was the third-rate burglary that took down a sitting president. Think back ... What do you remember? Did you follow it closely? Who were the heroes? What did you think of Nixon, then and now? What did we learn about politics and government? Do you see parallels with the current administration? Is our "long national nightmare" finally over? On this Presidents' Day, share your Watergate stories forward.

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