Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. “The Limits of Journalistic Investigation”

Firing Line Videos, Hoover Institution, taped on July 9, 1974, uploaded to YouTube on December 19, 2012.

Guests: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein


In a show taped while Watergate was still underway, Woodward and Bernstein are candid– as they were in their book–in admitting that they pressed the ethical limits of journalistic investigation. Buckley then raises a question of presidential ethics, in Nixon’s having taped his conversations and then not immediately destroyed the tapes once the investigation began.