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When Watergate Changed the World with Garrett M. Graff

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

In the middle of the night on June 17, 1972, five men were arrested and charged with breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex. These men had ties to the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) and, following their arrest, officials within the Nixon administration orchestrated a cover-up. The Watergate break-in sparked a series of events that, over the next 26 months, would propel an unassuming Midwesterner into the Oval Office. Our nation’s history and Gerald Ford’s life would never be the same.

Garrett M. Graff, a distinguished magazine journalist, best selling historian, and regular TV commentator has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national security. The former editor of POLITICO Magazine and contributor to WIRED and CNN, Graff is the author of half-dozen books, including Watergate: A New History, which was a finalist in 2023 for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

Coffee and Dessert Reception to follow with book sales available.

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