Friday Fun Facts: All the President’s Men

On this day in 1972, five men were caught after they broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel. They were trying to bug the offices. Two young reporters at the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, received the assignment to handle this “minor” story by their editor, Ben Bradlee. The minor story turned into one of the biggest scandals in history and brought down a president. They wrote the bestselling book All the President’s Men, which was published in 1974. It detailed their hunt for the truth.

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