All the President's Men - While You Watch: Listening Activity

Part One

Identify the speaker and scene of each of the following lines in All the President's Men:

  1. "Can you tell me why your name and address was in the address books of the burglars at Watergate?"

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  3. "People aren't talking, and it's the way they're not talking that's unnatural."

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  5. "Get to him before the New York Times does."

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  7. "We're stuck. The story has stalled on us."

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  9. "That should tell you a lot."

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  11. "The trick is not minding."

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  13. "Forget the myths that the media has created about the White House. These guys are not too bright."

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  15. "Things have gotten out of hand."

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  17. "Follow the money."

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  19. "Everyone is involved."

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  21. "I never worked for Sloane or Stans."

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  23. "Did you know it was this kind of money?"

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  25. "I can't be positive that it [the money] was used for the break-in."

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  27. "The list was destroyed."

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  29. "How were the people paid out?"

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Part Two

As you watch the movie, answer the following questions:

  1. What strange information does Bob Woodward discover at the arraignment for the Watergate burglars?

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  3. Who is Charles Colson, and how do the reporters discover his name?

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  5. What was Howard Hunt's job at the law office?

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  7. What is strange about the reporters' communication with the White House librarian?

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  9. What happened to Gordon Liddy?

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  11. Who is Kenneth H. Dahlberg, and what is his relation to the money in the scandal?

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