Covering Watergate & Furthering Transparency

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Overview

Students analyze primary sources to learn the role of investigative reporting had in uncovering the Watergate affair and keeping citizens apprised as the story unfolded. After, students create their own front-page news story on a modern-day example of investigative journalism that furthered transparency on an issue.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

160 minutes

Topics

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, congressional hearings, Deep Throat, Firing Line, Helen Thomas, impeachment, impeachment hearings, investigative reporting, Jim Lehrer, journalism, Richard Nixon, Robert MacNeil, transparency, Watergate

Author

PBS NewsHour Extra

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