Carl Bernstein, Back on the Beat
Journalist Carl Bernstein's career was launched -- and has been defined -- by his reporting on the Watergate scandal.

E. Howard Hunt, 1918-2007
Hunt was best known for his role organizing the 1972 break-in of the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. -- an act that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Hunt was a White House staffer, World War II veteran, CIA operative and author of spy novels.

Deep Throat Revealed
A brief look at the career of W. Mark Felt, assistant director of the FBI during the Nixon Administration, who was a secret source to Bob Woodward during Watergate.

Revisiting Watergate Gallery
A photographic representation of the Watergate story.

Burglary Evidence Gallery
View devices used by the burglars of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate building.


Protecting ITT: President Nixon and Richard G. Kleindienst
In this telephone conversation, the president orders Kleindienst, the deputy attorney general of the United States, to not file a sensitive legal brief. (April 19, 1971).

Breaking Into Brookings: Nixon, Haldeman and Kissinger
In the aftermath of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the president was incensed that the press was blaming him for the Vietnam conflict. Here, Nixon discusses a plot to break into the Brookings Institution and steal files on Vietnam (July 1, 1971).

Ambassadorships for Sale: Nixon and Staff
The president and H.R. Haldeman, Charles W. Colson and Peter M. Flanigan, are discussing possible ambassadorial appointments for key supporters. (July 2, 1971)

Discrediting Kennedy: President Nixon and John D. Ehrlichman
John Ehrlichman, the president's chief domestic adviser, tells Nixon that he hopes to receive information on the assassination of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. (Oct. 8, 1971)

The Smoking Gun: President Nixon and H.R. Haldeman
Nixon and Haldeman discuss the progress of the FBI's investigation especially the tracing of the source of money found on the burglars. They propose having the CIA ask the FBI to halt their investigation of the Watergate break-in by claiming that the break-in was a national security operation. (June 23, 1972).

Cancer on the Presidency: President Nixon and John W. Dean
John Dean explains that there is a growing "cancer" within the White House regarding the Watergate burglary. (March 21, 1973)

Nixon Describes Subpoenaed Tapes
Nixon describes the transcripts of the taped conversations he had between Sept. 15, 1972 and April 27, 1972 that he is to release to Congress the following day, April 30, 1974, under a congressional subpoena. Nixon had earlier refused to turn over presidential tape recordings.

Nixon Firm on Ability to Serve
In handing over tapes of his personal conversations, Nixon says in a April 29, 1974 speech that he expects he will earn the trust of the American public.



"Cancer on the Presidency"
Three months after privately warning President Nixon that the Watergate cover-up was a "cancer on the presidency," former White House counsel John Dean tells the story to the Senate Watergate Committee, June 25, 1973.

Nixon on White House Taping System
Embarrassed by disclosure of an 18-and-a-half minute gap in the one of the White House tapes, Nixon describes in November 1973 the allegedly primitive nature of the White House taping system.

Nixon: "I Am Not a Crook"
After a firestorm of criticism for dismissing Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, Nixon felt obliged to defend himself from charges he was acting like a common criminal. In an hour-long question-and-answer session with 400 Associated Press editors, Nov. 17, 1973 he declares "I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."

Nixon's Resignation Speech
Nixon announces his resignation in nationally televised speech on August 8, 1974. "As president, I must put the interests of America first," he declared. He was the first U.S. president to ever resign the office.


Interview With Barry Sussman
Barry Sussman was The Post's city editor during Watergate. He is the author of "The Great Cover-Up: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate."

Interview With Alicia Shepard
Alicia Shepard, a writer and journalism instructor, is the author of "Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate." She discusses how the archives provide a peek into the Watergate investigation and about its legacy.

Woodward on Deep Throat
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward talks to former political editor Ryan Thornburg about the revelation of Deep Throat's identity.

Ben Bradlee on Deep Throat
The Washington Post's Vice President At-Large Ben Bradlee, who served as executive editor during the Watergate investigation, speaks to's former political editor Ryan Thornburg about Deep Throat and the use of anonymous sources.


"Follow the Money"
In this movie clip, Deep Throat guides Bob Woodward during one of their occasional meetings at a parking garage in Arlington.

"When Is Somebody Gonna Go on the Record in This Story?"
Ben Bradlee expresses frustration at Woodward and Bernstein's use of anonymous sources.

"We're Under a Lot of Pressure, You Know"
During Woodward and Bernstein's late-night visit to Bradlee's house, Bradlee emphasizes the severity of what the investigation gotten themselves into.