Watergate Scandal

Media

Cigarette advertising banned from TV

1972

Ms. magazine launched

1972

Boylan v. New York Times sex discrimination lawsuit filed

1972

Life magazine died; came back as monthly from 1978 to 2000

1972

People magazine introduced

1974

Richard Nixon resigns, a result of Watergate coverage

1974

Political

Richard Nixon Wins Election

November 1968

Richard Milhous Nixon, the 55-year-old former vice president who lost the presidency for the Republicans in 1960, reclaims it by defeating Hubert Humphrey in one of the closest elections in U.S. history.

Nixon approves a plan for greatly expanding domestic intelligence

July 23, 1970

-Gathering by the FBI, CIA and other agencies. He has second thoughts a few days later and rescinds his approval.

The White House “plumbers”, named because they plug leaks in the administration

September 9, 1971

Burglarizes a psychiatrist’s office to find files on Daniel Ellsberg, the former defense analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers.

Five men, are arrested. bugging the offices at the Watergate hotel and office.

June 17, 1972

one of whom says he used to work for the CIA.
at 2:30 a.m

A GOP security is one of the Watergate burglars, denies the operation.

June 19, 1972

A $25,000 cashier’s check, wound up in the bank account of a Watergate burglar

August 1, 1972

Popularity

43%

1968

61%

1972