The story behind America’s most explosive scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and sent over 40 people to jail.
After Richard Nixon’s election, attacks from the media and the antiwar movement goad him to take the dark path to the Watergate burglary.
The Watergate arrests lead to a vast coverup; but after Nixon’s landslide re-election, the coverup starts to unravel.
As the coverup cracks, White House counsel John Dean turns on Nixon, a Senate committee is formed, and a special prosecutor is appointed.
The Senate Watergate Committee and the Watergate Special Prosecutor confront Nixon in a deepening Constitutional crisis.
The Saturday Night Massacre prompts impeachment proceedings and a Supreme Court confrontation.
Impeachment votes, Supreme Court rulings, and further revelations seal Richard Nixon’s fate.