Three Lessons of the Watergate Hearings the January 6 Committee Should Learn

From a New York Times guest essay by Garrett M. Graff headlined “Three Critical Lessons of the Watergate Hearings That the Jan. 6 Committee Should Learn”:

The Jan. 6 committee kicked off Thursday night with a powerful first hearing, complete with compelling witnesses, video clips of depositions and stunning footage of the violence that unfolded at the Capitol as Congress tried to certify the electoral vote. It came almost a half-century after the nation was captivated by a summer’s worth of Senate Watergate hearings — a cinematic 1973 drama packed with eye-opening revelations that ultimately helped unravel Richard Nixon’s presidency.