Leon Panetta Oral History Interview

In 1969, Leon Panetta began his career in the Nixon administration in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and then was… read more

In 1969, Leon Panetta began his career in the Nixon administration in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and then was appointed director of the Office of Civil Rights but soon resigned. He talked about his work in the Nixon administration, his resignation, and subsequent switch to the Democratic Party.

This oral history interview was conducted by Timothy Naftali and Scott Spitzer on May 23, 2007, in Yorba Linda, California, for the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives and Records Administration, soon to be part of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. close

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

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  • Naftali, Timothy J. Director National Archives and Records Administration->Nixon Presidential Materials Project
  • Panetta, Leon E. Director (Former) Department of Health, Education, and Welfare->Office for Civil Rights
  • Spitzer, Scott J. Assistant Professor California State University, Fullerton->Political Science Department
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Leon Panetta Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
300771-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Yorba Linda, California, United States
First Aired:
Aug 13, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 15, 2011

Airing Details

  • Aug 13, 2011 | 7:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 14, 2011 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2011 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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