1972 began with the triumph of President Nixon’s trip to Communist China and concluded with his landslide electoral victory over Sen. George McGovern. But sandwiched in between these historic events was a so-called “third rate burglary” at a Washington office complex known as the Watergate that led to the only presidential resignation in American history. This episode will guide us through the maze of break - I ns, political dirty tricks and attempted cover-ups as well as the various investigations both in the press and by the government. And at the centre of it all was perhaps the most enigmatic figure in American history, Richard Nixon.