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Senators at the Opening Session of the Watergate Hearings

Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee Sam Ervin sits with Chief Counsel Sam Dash, Senator Howard Baker, Staffer Rufus Edmiston and others as they listen to a witness during the Watergate Hearings. The nationally televised hearings began in mid-May 1973 and resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974. (Photo by © Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Senators at the Opening Session of the Watergate Hearings