Watergate exhibit opens at NC Museum of History

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Museum of History is hosting an exhibit about Watergate on the 40th anniversary of the opening of the televised proceedings about the scandal.

The exhibit called "Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency," opens Friday and continues through Aug. 10, 2014, one day after the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation.

Visitors will see artifacts from the Senate Select Committee hearings, which North Carolina Sen. Sam Ervin Jr. led. Former state Attorney General Rufus Edmisten served as the committee's deputy counsel.

Among the items are a memo and a page from one version of Nixon administration's "enemies list" and a subpoena sent to Nixon's lawyer.

Along with key Watergate figures, the exhibit highlights North Carolinians involved with the Senate Select Committee, including Ervin and Edmisten.

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