January 23, 2014
NILES, MI – Faced with impeachment, Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency forty years ago. Lake Michigan College History Instructor Tim Moore says that the resignation and the Watergate scandal were a touchstone, and have had long term effects on the US political system. He will present a lecture on the subject on Saturday, February 15, at the LMC Bertrand Crossing Campus.
“The long-term effects of Watergate have been positive and negative,” stated Moore. “On the positive side, for example, the media are much more likely to scrutinize political candidates and officeholders at every level of government than they were before Nixon's presidency. So the media have served as a vital watchdog over our governments. On the negative side, however, reporters feel obligated to be the first to expose some type of wrongdoing, even acts that pale in comparison to Nixon's abuse of power.”
Moore will present more insights into the Watergate scandal that brought down Nixon’s presidency, including the role the media played, in this course that is free and open to the public.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 9 – 11 am
Location: Bertrand Crossing Campus
To learn more about this and other community education classes at the Bertrand Crossing Campus, call (269) 695-1391 or visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/ce.