AMERICAN NOTES: Who's Bored with Watergate?

It is suddenly fashionable for everyone to be bored with the Watergate hearings—everyone, that is, except perhaps the public. Richard Nixon wants to get back to the "people's business." Congressmen professed to find the folks back home ready to move on to other matters during August holiday soundings.

As the hearings resumed last week, even Senator Sam Ervin's investigating panel seemed to exhibit a certain distraction and ennui. To top it all off, after three days the major television networks, which had pooled their efforts on the live telecasts, voted 2 to 1 (CBS in the minority)...

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