UNIT 33-34 NOTES

UNIT 33-34 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 33-34: Watergate/What’s Common Context of Watergate ± Vietnam/Civil Rights shook U.S. faith ± These two movements galvanized Americans ± Cold War gave Americans a common cause ± Us against Them ± Nixon had built a career on anti-communism ± Defeated by Kennedy in 1960 by 100,000 votes ± Defeated by for governor of California in 1962 ± “You won’t have Dick Nixon to kick around any more” ± Nixon elected after strange turns . . . ± LBJ steps down ± Bobby Kennedy assassinated ± Segregationist George Wallace ran as independent
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2 Nixon and Vietnam ± Campaigned on a “secret plan” to end war ± Strategy actually was to bomb hell out of the north ± Idea was to force North Vietnamese to negotiate ± In 1972, he was paranoid about re-election ± Even though he was expected to crush George McGovern ± Would leave nothing to chance ± Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) ± CREEP burglars broke into Democratic national headquarters ± June 17, 1972, the Watergate office/apartment complex ± Enter Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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