President Nixon's First Watergate Speech

President Nixon addressed the nation in prime time in his first public speech on the subject of Watergate. On June 17, 1972, five men… read more

President Nixon addressed the nation in prime time in his first public speech on the subject of Watergate. On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested while attempting to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. President Nixon pledged to ensure the honesty and integrity of the administration and announced the resignation of several members of his administration, including Bob Haldeman and John Dean. He also announced the appointment of Elliot Richardson as the new attorney general to investigate the affair while he concentrated his attention on the business of the nation. close

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President Nixon's First Watergate Speech

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Program ID:
299817-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Address
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 18, 2011
Last Aired:
May 19, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jun 18, 2011 | 12:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 19, 2011 | 5:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2011 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 01, 2012 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 01, 2012 | 9:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 02, 2012 | 12:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2013 | 7:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2013 | 11:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2013 | 12:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2013 | 6:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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