Q&A with Timothy Naftali, Part 2

Timothy Naftali talked about the oral history project he conducted during his tenure as director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library… read more

Timothy Naftali talked about the oral history project he conducted during his tenure as director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. He and his assistant, Paul Musgrave, performed over 140 interviews in various locations throughout the country. He stated the goal of the project was to obtain oral histories from members of Richard Nixon’s administration as well as other prominent figures from the Nixon era with the special goal of using them as the basis for a new Watergate exhibit at the library. He reacted to video clips of interviews with White House Special Counsel Charles Colson and Acting Attorney General Robert Bork. Mr. Naftali talked about how he came to be the first federal director of a museum which was privately run for seventeen years prior to becoming a federal facility and the conflicting interests between preserving a president’s legacy and detailing and displaying historical facts. This was the second of two parts. close

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

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309875-2
Category:
Q&A
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 17, 2013
Last Aired:
Feb 18, 2013

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  • Feb 17, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 17, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Feb 18, 2013 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 18, 2013 | 5:56am EST | C-SPAN 1
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