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"Deep Throat" Revelation Sparks Debate

Felt made an appearance at his house Tuesday. Felt made an appearance at his house Tuesday.

It's a popular topic at the bookstore--Deep Throat revealed. "It's been very intriguing," said Jimmy Anderson of Montgomery.

Anderson wasn't buying any books about Watergate, but he admits that the news has sparked a renewed interest in the scandel. 

"I really had forgotten all about it and all of a sudden, out of the clear blue, you know who the man was that broke the story," Anderson said.

We now know that the man who broke the story was 91-year-old Mark Felt. He made a brief appearance at his California home Tuesday, but didn't speak. His story comes out in next month's edition of Vanity Fair magazine.

"I'm very interested in seeing how history is going to be rewritten," said another bookstore customer, Liz Armistead.

But even before it hits newstands, the story is sparking controversy. Armistead, for instance, considers Felt a hero. 

"I definitely believe when you perceive corruption, as an American, you should expose it, even if it does jeopardize people in power," said Armistead. "They have the power for a reason and they need to be responsible."

But Gray Strickland has a very different point of view. "I don't think any anonymous sources should be used. If you can't say that 'I'm the one who's giving this out,' that does not show a lot of morality or a lot of courage," he said.

Some people were surprised by Tuesday's revelation. They say they woner if Felt will face any backlash for what he did. And still others say they're surprised the media didn't find out any sooner than now.

One thing is for sure--no one expected Felt's identity to be revealed (at least not this soon). But now that it has, the memories are flooding back. And history just got a lot more interesting.

"Honestly, I never saw the movie 'All The President's Men,'" said Anderson. "I would like to go back now and see the movie. I really would."

'All The President's Men' was Hollywood's interpretation of the Watergate scandel. Felt's daughter says the movie doesn't really give an accurate depiction of her father.

Reporter: Mark Bullock

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