On January 30th, 1973, Former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident. Five other men plead guilty, but mysteries remain. Liddy, a former FBI agent who helped plan the break-in, spent about four years in prison for his role in Watergate.
On the Eighteenth of May, 1973, the Senate Watergate committee begins its nationally televised hearings. Attorney General-designate Elliot Richardson taps former solicitor general Archibald Cox as the Justice Department's special prosecutor for Watergate. The hearings are available for all of the country to witness right at home.