Short Takes: Jun. 22, 1992


Putting a Scandal In Perspective

Twenty years later, much about the exhaustively investigated Watergate affair remains a mystery. In a two-hour cbs documentary, WATERGATE: THE SECRET STORY, to be aired this Wednesday, Mike Wallace puts the scandal in perspective and elicits new facts from participants. Howard Hunt says a goal was to uncover illegal foreign funds going to the Democrats. Wallace reveals a memo from Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan urging use of "a sharp stick" to destroy Democrat Edmund Muskie, and Donald Segretti describes the "dirty tricks" used to accomplish that goal. Bob Woodward adds a few tiny details about...

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