On April 12 1977 President Jimmy Carter commuted Liddy's sentence to eight years "in the interest of equity and fairness based on a comparison of Mr. Liddy was convicted of burglary conspiracy and refusing to testify to the Senate committee investigating Watergate. In September 1944 Gordon Liddy entered Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark New Jersey and graduated in June 1948 at the age of 17.
He has been a guest panelist for Fox News Channel in addition to appearing in a cameo role or as a guest celebrity talent in several television shows. From 1992 to 2012 Liddy served as a radio talk show host. Gordon Liddy was the chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit that existed from July–September 1971 during Richard Nixon's presidency.