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Questions Still Linger 30 Years After Watergate

(WASHINGTON, June 17th, 2002, 12:15 p.m.) -- It has been 30 years since the Washington break-in that eventually brought down a presidency.

The reporters who broke the Watergate story are holding to their 30-year silence on the identity of their anonymous source "Deep Throat."

As he has before, Bob Woodward told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the source's identity will be revealed only after the source dies or releases the reporters from their confidentiality pledge.

Former White House Counsel John Dean says unmasking "Deep Throat" remains a "tricky" proposition. Dean's new electronic book includes the names of five people he thinks may have been the source -- but draws no conclusion.

Nixon aide Charles Colson -- who spent seven months in prison -- says the lessons of Watergate haven't been learned.

Colson says, "What we should learn is not to put our trust and faith in men who are corruptible."

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