Watergate - 30 years later


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"Even though the Watergate break-in took place 30 years ago, the ramifications to our political system are not yet over," says John M. Orman, Ph.D., professor of political science at Fairfield University. Dr. Orman says that episode in our history "has impacted the media, campaign finance reform and trust in the American president."

Dr. Orman's area of expertise is the U.S. presidency and he has written several books on the subject, including:

Presidential Accountability
Comparing Presidential Behavior
Presidential Secrecy and Deception

He and Dr. Darrell West, professor of political science at Brown University, are the co-authors of a book on "Celebrity Politics" due out in August to be published by Prentice Hall.

A graduate of Indiana State University, he holds a master's degree from Ball State University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Dr. Orman has been interviewed extensively by print media, radio and television, including in Canada and the United States.

To get an analysis of and historical perspective on Watergate from Dr. Orman, please respond by email or call Nancy Habetz, director of Media Relations, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, (203) 259-1884 (after business hours).

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 13, 2002