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    John Lehman Oral History Interview

    John Lehman, former National Security Council member during the Nixon administration, talked about joining the foreign policy team under Henry Kissinger as well as President Nixon’s…

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    John Dean Oral History Interview, Part 2

    John Dean talked about the effects of the Watergate break-in scandal and why he agreed to cooperate with federal investigators. He became counsel to the president in July 1970 after…

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    John Dean Oral History Interview, Part 1

    John Dean talked about the Watergate scandal, some of his early assignments as counsel to the president, how the idea for the Watergate break in came to be, and who was involved in the…

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    Daniel Ellsberg Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in 1967, Mr. Ellsberg became a…

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    Daniel Ellsberg Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in 1967, Mr. Ellsberg…

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    Evan Davis Oral History Inverview

    This is an oral history interview that provides a new look into the Nixon impeachment inquiry. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in on June 17th, the Richard Nixon…

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    William Weld Oral History Interview

    Next . . . An oral history interview that provides a new look into the Nixon impeachment inquiry.  To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in on June 17th, the Richard…

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    Bernard Nussbaum Oral History Interview, Part 2

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in on June 17th, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library released interviews with key staff charged with investigating whether there were…

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    Bernard Nussbaum Oral History Interview, Part 1

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Bernard Nussbaum discussed his involvement in the impeachment charges against Nixon following the scandal. Bernard Nussbaum was…

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    Francis O'Brien Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Francis O’Brien, chief of staff to House Judiciary Committee Chair Peter Rodino in 1974, talked about the work and internal politics of the Judiciary Committee staff inquiring into…

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    Francis O'Brien Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Francis O’Brien, chief of staff to House Judiciary Committee Chair Peter Rodino in 1974, talked about the work and internal politics of the Judiciary Committee staff inquiring into…

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    Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Laurence Silberman served as the Undersecretary of Labor during the Nixon Administration - and was later named Deputy Attorney General after the “Saturday Night Massacre.” In…

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    Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including affirmative action and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health…

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    Senator John Kerry Oral History Interview

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) talked about being a veteran who was a vocal opponent to the war in Vietnam during the Nixon years and his reaction to finding out that administration officials…

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    Lou Cannon Oral History Interview, Part 2

    California journalist and Ronald Reagan biographer Lou Cannon worked for the Washington Post from 1972 to 1998, covering many political campaigns and figures, including President…

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    Lou Cannon Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Journalist Lou Cannon talked about covering the Nixon administration, getting to know Richard Nixon and covering his first campaigns, and the relationship between President Nixon and…

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    Former Senator George McGovern Oral History Interview

    In 1972 Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was the Democratic presidential nominee running against the incumbent President Richard Nixon. He talked about his presidential campaigns in 1968…

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    David Gergen Oral History Interview

    David Gergen began his political career in 1971 as a staff assistant on President Nixon’s speech writing team. He talked about his relationship with President Nixon, the speech…

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    William Safire Oral History Interview

    William Safire reflected on his relationship with President Nixon and his work as one of his speechwriters. This is an interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on March 27, 2008, in…

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    Alexander Butterfield Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Alexander Butterfield recalled his time working with President Nixon and described his daily duties in the White House. He was responsible for providing President Nixon with briefing…

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