• Short Summary

    The Senate Watergate Committee took a historic vote in Washington on Monday (23 July) to serve subpoenas on President Nixon after he refused to hand over secret White House tapes of his talks with people connected with the Watergate scandal.

  • Description

    The Senate Watergate Committee took a historic vote in Washington on Monday (23 July) to serve subpoenas on President Nixon after he refused to hand over secret White House tapes of his talks with people connected with the Watergate scandal.

    The affair is the biggest personal crisis to face the President in his four and a half years in the White House.

    When he signed the subpoenas, 76-year-old Senator Sam Ervin told the packed Senate Caucus room that he deeply regretted that the question of subpoenas had arisen. He said he thought the Watergate crisis was the greatest crisis that the United States has ever suffered.

    This film includes a sound on film extract of Senator Ervin's speech. A transcript of it appears below.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1J6JACWAPPHMVXVM8IDJP9TPG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J6JACWAPPHMVXVM8IDJP9TPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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