Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on 40th anniversary of Nixon resignation

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Richard Nixon at the White House with his family on the day of his resignation as President, August 9, 1974. From left, son-in-law David Eisenhower, Julie Nixon-Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon and her husband Edward Cox.
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On this day forty years ago, August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he would resign the presidency.

Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story, and they joined Elizabeth Drew before a packed house at the Washington Post on July 30, 2014 to talk about how the President was held accountable to the courts, the Congress, and the American people. You'll also hear the three minute speech President Nixon made at the White House.

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