'Checkers' Speech

Responding to allegations that he operated an illegal “slush” fund, Senator Nixon talked about his finances and denied any… read more

Responding to allegations that he operated an illegal “slush” fund, Senator Nixon talked about his finances and denied any wrongdoing. He also outlined the case for electing Dwight Eisenhower and himself in the coming elections. The address is often referred to as the “Checkers speech” because he referred to his dog Checkers as the type of gift he received from supporters. Mrs. Nixon sat in a chair near her husband. close

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'Checkers' Speech

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Program ID:
153459-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Address
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 15, 1999
Last Aired:
Nov 16, 1999

Airing Details

  • Nov 15, 1999 | 4:42pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 15, 1999 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 1999 | 3:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 16, 1999 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 2

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