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The legacy of Watergate at 50 (June 17, 2022)

On Friday’s show: On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, we discuss how the ensuing scandal changed the country and casts a shadow on politics today. And we preview some Juneteenth events and programs.


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On Friday’s show: We preview a pair of Juneteenth programs you can hear on News 88.7 this weekend.

Also this hour: University of Houston Professor Nancy Beck Young discusses the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal.

Then, on this month's edition of The Bigger Picture, Joshua Zinn and his guests will recall the great film about Watergate, All The President's Men.

And we may soon have trillionaires among us – including a couple of them here in Texas. And a shuttered local theme restaurant runs afoul of the cartoon it was based on. We discuss those stories in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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