THE ADMINISTRATION: High Noon at the Hearings

Precisely one year after the first Watergate arrests, the most pervasive of all U.S. political scandals reaches a pivotal and perhaps historic point this week. While President Nixon entertains the Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev in a visit symbolic of Nixon's loftiest accomplishments in office, most of the nation will be tuned with a mixture of fascination and fear to the televised words of John Wesley Dean III, who observed and participated in the worst of the Administration's illegality and misconduct. The words of Dean, the fired presidential counsel, may well determine...

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