Watergate in pictures

A half-century ago Friday, a break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate complex set off a series of revelations of crimes in President Richard Nixon’s administration that led to the only resignation of an American president. See photos of the locale and some of the major players, including high administration officials who went to jail.



Fifty years after the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at Washington's Watergate complex, we are still piecing together the story of a crime, and a coverup, that brought down a presidency. CBS News' Robert Costa talks with journalist Garrett Graff, author of "Watergate: A New History," about what we are still learning of a political tragedy, and in what ways the unfolding scandal has shaped Washington today.
Joan Felt and her father W. Mark Felt appear in front of their home Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mark Felt, 91, was second-in-command at the FBI in the early 1970s. Felt claims he was "Deep Throat," the long-anonymous source who leaked secrets about President Nixon's Watergate coverup to The Washington Post, his family said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, left, embraces Cuban exile Manuel Artime, a leader of the 1963 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, after a news conference in Miami, in this March 3, 1977 file photo. Hunt, who helped organize the Watergate break-in that led to the greatest scandal in American political history and the downfall of Richard Nixon\'s presidency, died Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007. He was 88. (AP Photo)

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