Nixon's Domestic Policy Initiatives

Four members of President Nixon’s Domestic Council talked about his domestic policies and the continuing influence of those policies… read more

Four members of President Nixon’s Domestic Council talked about his domestic policies and the continuing influence of those policies in the present. Geoff Shepard moderated. He talked about government organization and the origins of the Domestic Council. James Cavanaugh talked about President Nixon’s proposal for health care reform, which was stopped by Senator Ted Kennedy in a move he later came to regret. Other topics included the National Cancer Act of 1971. John Whitaker talked about environmental programs, including neighborhood parks. Richard Fairbanks talked about energy conservation. Some slides were shown throughout.

“Domestic Policy Initiatives of the Nixon Years” was the first of the “Richard Nixon Legacy Forums” held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, now the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • James H. Cavanaugh Associate Director (Former) White House Domestic Council->Human Resources
  • Richard M. Fairbanks III Associate Director (Former) White House Domestic Council->Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Geoffrey C. Shepard Associate Director (Former) White House Domestic Council->General Government
  • John C. Whitaker Associate Director (Former) White House Domestic Council->Natural Resources
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291143-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Yorba Linda, California, United States
First Aired:
Jan 24, 2010
Last Aired:
Jan 25, 2010

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  • Jan 24, 2010 | 1:38pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2010 | 7:38pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2010 | 1:38am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2010 | 7:38am EST | C-SPAN 3
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