Synopsis by Alice Day
The role of special prosecutor Archibald Cox in the Watergate proceedings is scrutinized in this installment of the BBC-produced series Watergate. In 1973, Cox was faced with asking Nixon to hand over the White House tapes. The President refused to do so, and fired Cox instead. Watergate: Massacre discusses how this event helped to bring about impeachment proceedings against Nixon and also how it led to the creation of the Independent Counsel Act. Former CBS and CNN correspondent Daniel Schorr narrates the series.
burglary, cover-up, President, scandal, tape [recording], Watergate