08 May 2009

Fabulous Eyewear of Watergate | Last Reflections, 1973

CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl at press table during Watergate hearings. A graduate of Wheaton College, her career received a running start from her coverage of the Watergate affair. In October 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, stood up and walked away from an interview with Stahl, because she insisted on asking him about his relationship with his soon-to-be estranged spouse.

Nixon aide John Dean and wife Maureen sit quietly during lull in Watergate hearings. Dean was White House Counsel to U.S. President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. He became deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover up, even referred to as "master manipulator of the cover up" by the FBI. He was convicted of multiple felonies as a result of Watergate, and went on to become a key witness for the prosecution, resulting in a reduction of his time in prison.

Sen. Sam Ervin chewing on pen during session of the Senate committee conducting hearings into the Watergate break-in & dubious conduct of the Nixon administration. Ervin is considered a liberal hero for his support of civil liberties, he is remembered for his work in the investigation committees that brought down McCarthy in 1954 and Nixon in 1974.

Unidentified member of press corps listening to testimony during Watergate hearings. If you can identify this frame, HDV will give you a discount on your next pair of prescription lenses.

Recording stenographer at work as news photographer shoots in the background. For the Watergate Trial Records archive click here.