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