The Nation: Main Street Revisited: Changing Views on Watergate

Last spring, just as the Senate Watergate hearings began, TIME correspondents interviewed citizens in five diverse communities to sample reactions to the break-in and coverup. They found that with few exceptions, people were confused by the charges and countercharges. Some claimed that they were losing interest; others insisted that previous Administrations had done similarly scandalous things but had not been caught. Nearly everyone thought that impeachment was too fearful a prospect to be considered seriously (TIME, May 28). Last week correspondents returned to the same people in the same communities to find...

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