Slow Burn

This Family’s Watergate Scrapbook Tells the History of Nixon’s Downfall in Charming Detail

A members-only extra from Slow Burn.

In the final bonus episode of Slow Burn, host Leon Neyfakh was joined by three siblings who came of age during the Watergate scandal. Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz told Leon about the scrapbook they created while watching the Senate Hearings in the summer of 1973. Slate Plus members can see several pages from the scrapbook in the photos that follow.

Listen to their discussion here, or in your members-only podcast feed. And visit our private Facebook group to check out Leon’s Jan. 31 live chat about the podcast.

Watergate scrapbook, Nixon.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, the chairman.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, chairman two.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, Howard.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, Inouye.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, Weicker.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, Dean.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, Erlichman.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, friends.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, enemies.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.
Watergate scrapbook, audience.
Courtesy of Susan Drew, Rich Schwartz, and Jim Schwartz.