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Personal History Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 23 Summary

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Chapter 23 Summary and Analysis

Chapters 23 and 24 offer Kay's unique views on the Watergate Affair and the negative and positive effects it has on her company. She first learns about a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters on Saturday morning, June 17, 1972, and a Nixon spokesman promptly dismisses it as a third-rate burglary attempt. Joe Califano, a DNC lawyer, calls Post editors, and veteran police reporter Al Lewis is sent to investigate. Lewis spends the day at the busy crime scene and gets the byline on the story that appears Sunday. Contributing background information are Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The two had never worked together, but their skills prove complementary. Woodward has been at the Post only since September, but he has distinguished himself as conscientious, hardworking and driven. Bernstein has often been in trouble for his messy, undisciplined ways, compensated for by creativity, imagination and excellent writing...

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