Watergate 40 Years Later: Newsweek Covers From the Summer of ’73

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Forty years ago, during the summer of 1973, Watergate was the top news story. President Nixon had handily won his reelection, but evidence was mounting that his campaign was involved in spying on his political enemies. By April of 1973, things began to unravel. Several of his top advisers either had to resign because of the scandal or were fired. Then came the revelations that Nixon taped conversations in the Oval Office. Newsweek closely followed the developments, dedicating a dozen covers to the story between April and September.

 

 

April 2, 1973

 

April 30, 1973

 

May 7, 1973

 

May 14, 1973

 

May 21, 1973

 

May 28, 1973

 

June 4, 1973

 

July 2, 1973

 

July 9, 1973

 

July 30, 1973

  

August 6, 1973

 

September 10, 1973