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    Radio: Nixon Phone Calls: Watergate 1973

    Nixon Phone Calls: Watergate 1973

    On December 28 and 29, C-SPAN Radio airs some of President Richard Nixon’s phone calls from the final release of these tapes by the Nixon Presidential Library. Many of these April 1973 calls deal with Watergate, as the President and his advisors try to contain the increasing revelations and damage from the scandal. Participants include Nixon Chief of Staff H.R. “Bob” Haldeman---White House Domestic Affairs Assistant John Ehrlichman---and White House Counsel John Dean. President Nixon also talks about foreign policy issues with National Security Adviser and future Secretary of State Henry Kissinger---and military base closings with Defense Secretary and future Attorney General Elliot Richardson.

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    Role of Executive Departments

    An examination of the president’s Cabinet was the topic of the C-SPAN Classroom. Topics included the general role of the Cabinet, the appointment process for Cabinet secretaries, the responsibilities of a Cabinet secretary, and the executive departments comprising the Cabinet.

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