Richard Nixon Presidential Library
The seventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on Richard M. Nixon’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound… read more
The seventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on Richard M. Nixon’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and vaults of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. Library officials guided a tour of the library and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Series historian and consultant Richard Norton Smith participated from the studio in Washington, D.C.
Highlighted film, sound, documents and artifacts featured during the program included never before aired Super 8 videotapes of the president shot by presidential aide H.R. Haldeman; video of the preparations for the broadcast of President Nixon’s August 8, 1974, resignation speech to the nation; never before broadcast oral histories shot within the past year with Nixon administration officials including Leonard Garment, Egil “Bud” Krogh, and Dwight Chapin; and secretly recorded conversations between the president and his staff. The topics focused on were Watergate, the opening of China, and relations with the Soviet Union.
C-SPAN’s Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered is a 12-week series airing live on location from the 12 presidential libraries spanning Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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