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Post Posted:: June 29th, 2017, 6:30 pm 
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Final Report of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Watergate Report), Volume 1


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This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities based on its investigation of the Watergate break-in and coverup, illegal and improper campaign practices and financing, and other wrongdoing during the Presidential campaign of 1972. The committee's mandate from the Senate, which was passed by a unanimous vote, was to make a "complete" investigation and study "of the extent ... to which illegal, improper, or unethical activities" occurred in the 1972 Presidential campaign and election and to determine whether new legislation was needed "to safeguard the electoral process by which the President of the United States is chosen." ( modified from the introduction)

Volume 1 contains the introductory material and chapters 1-3 of 11.


    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!

    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.

    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/FinalReportOfTheSenateSelectCommitteeOnPresidentialCampaignActivities

    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      watergatereport_##_senate_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. watergatereport_01_senate_128kb.mp3)

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Post Posted:: June 29th, 2017, 6:45 pm 
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I sure hope this is all ready and correct. I think it is....


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Post Posted:: June 29th, 2017, 7:37 pm 
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OK, I'd like to claim sections 1, 2 and 3, please!

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Post Posted:: June 29th, 2017, 8:29 pm 

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I'm very excited about this! (My inner nerd is showing) and would ideally like to claim the rest of chapter one (sections 4-10) but don't want to be too greedy so let me start with sections 4 and 5.


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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 4:16 am 
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May I read 0 please?
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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 5:49 am 
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Claims entered. Thanks! 8-)


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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 8:19 am 

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How are we going to handle footnotes? Read all of them? Read only the ones that add information but skip the ones that are just referrals to source material?


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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 12:13 pm 
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I was figuring on skipping them, but if there is anything really interesting in them, feel free to read them. Definitely don't read the bibliographical ones.


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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 4:07 pm 

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Cool. I read the first section and just said "footnote" where ever there was one, figuring I could take them out on the edit or record the footnote and insert it if necessary (I was very eager to get started!) so I will just take them out, I didn't see any in that section that were not just bibliographical references.

Thanks!


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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 12:41 pm 

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Section 4 is uploaded:


26:52


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/watergatereport_04_senate_128kb.mp3


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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 2:20 pm 
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Thanks! Will listen soon...


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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 2:52 pm 
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Section 4 PL OK!

Do you want me to put you in for section 6 (and keep assigning a section as you submit one)?


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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 3:00 pm 

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That would be awesome, thanks!


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Post Posted:: July 8th, 2017, 5:12 pm 
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Tricia,
My section:
00 - 31.20 - https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/watergatereport_00_senate_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: July 8th, 2017, 5:16 pm 
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Thank you!

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