Although the pace picked up toward the end, with the televised hearings and impeachment debates, for the most part, the latest news essentially came once a day with a newspaper or nightly network newscast.
The pace was slower and the events were easier to digest, not like today with Twitter, Facebook, streaming and other instant delivery of what is still quaintly called "breaking news."
And the actual news sources -- unlike the inumerable ones today, many of which do not really practice professional journalism -- were limited and tended to be centrist. Finding a consensus in that America was much easier.
Another big difference is that when Nixon was under fire, the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, At the same time, bipartisanship was very much alive and political opponents were more likely to come together for the good of the country, no matter the politcal fallout.
I miss those old days.
You could spend maybe an hour (watching the news and reading your paper) getting caught up and then tend to other more pressing issues in your life and family.
Today, it takes much willpower to avoid the avalanche.
And I'm pretty sure we're not any better for the onslaught.