Book Discussion on Just Plain Dick

Kevin Matson, contemporary history professor at Ohio University, talked about his book, Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon’s Checkers… read more

Kevin Matson, contemporary history professor at Ohio University, talked about his book, Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech and the ‘Rocking, Shocking’ Election of 1952, in which he recounts the presidential election of 1952 and Richard Nixon’s “Checkers” speech delivered on national television on September 23, 1952. The speech was given in response to allegations that Nixon misused political donations. The author talked about Nixon’s usage of his family dog, Checkers, to denote his everyman status and save his vice presidential nomination. Mr. Mattson spoke at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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  • David Cohen Co-Owner (Former) Politics and Prose Bookstore
  • Kevin Mattson Professor Ohio University->History Department

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Book Discussion on Just Plain Dick

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Speech
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 8, 2012
Last Aired:
Jan 1, 2013

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  • Dec 08, 2012 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2012 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2013 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2013 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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