This Is Watergate
The 1974 botched break-in of the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Office Complex led to the only resignation of an American president. “This is Watergate” documents the places where the scandal occurred. As a kid, I was captivated by the media coverage and especially, the film “All the President’s Men.” In chronicling Watergate, I imitated the qualities of images I remember from television and the theatre. Current events remind me of the legacies of the Watergate scandal: the corruptive force of power, the importance of investigative journalism, and the role of a whistleblower.