The Gates ... All Started Here
"So here we are and the question is what was Watergate? What is it now? What will it be tomorrow and all the tomorrows still to come? At the beginning, it was in fact just a piece of real estate.
And unless somebody demolishes it – and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon – it may always be the Watergate as a building. But it’s also a crime; A crime not of passion, a crime not of greed, but a crime of corruption - political corruption of institutions by individuals high and low who saw the need and/or the opportunity to violate laws and standards of personal conduct. Their lives were changed forever by what they did.
Most paid an enormous price in a loss of liberty and a loss of reputation." Jim Lehrer - The Newshour.