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Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs commemorates Watergate's 40th anniversary

Inside Watergate: A Retrospective on the Watergate Scandal and Its Coverage -- 40 Years Later
Video: Watch the symposium. [1:37:13]
Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs

The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs commemorated the 40th anniversary of one of the most infamous moments in the country's political history, the 1972 Watergate break-in, by hosting "Inside Watergate: A Retrospective on the Watergate Scandal and Its Coverage – 40 Years Later." The symposium, which was held in the Journalism Building's Holliday Forum, hosted two key figures in the Watergate investigation – former Washington Post editor Barry Sussman and former federal prosecutor Earl J. Silbert, as well as Max Holland, author of the book "Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat."

The three, along with Reilly Center Director Bob Mann, discussed how Watergate changed and influenced Washington, D.C., politics at the time, and its legacy for the American people.