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    Richard Nixon's 1968 Victory

    Fifty years after Richard Nixon’s victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides gathered at the National Archives and recounted behind-the-scenes stories. The National…

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    President Nixon's Drug Abuse Initiatives

    Nixon-era officials revisited the administration’s drug abuse initiatives in the early 1970s. They discussed treatment approaches, law enforcement strategies, and President Nixon’s famous…

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    Richard Nixon and the Democratic Congress

    Veterans of Richard Nixon’s White House gathered to talk about the president’s relationship with Congress. As he began his first term in 1969 he faced the opposition party in control of…

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    The Real Watergate Scandal

    Geoff Shepard talked about his book The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down, in which he presents research he contends shows misconduct by…

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    Richard Nixon and the Modern Presidency

    Panelists talked about the Nixon administration’s reorganization of the Executive Office, and argued that those actions laid the foundation for the modern presidency. The President’s Advisory…

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    Nixon White House Speechwriters

    A group of former speechwriters for President Richard Nixon discussed their experience. Among the topics they addressed were the craft of speech writing, major events and speeches during the Nixon administration, White House…

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    Richard Nixon as a Cold War Strategist

    The Richard Nixon Foundation hosted a discussion on President Nixon’s foreign policy. Topics included how President Nixon regarded America’s role in the world, his pursuit of détente at the height of the…

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    Moynihan in the White House

    Prior to his career in the United States Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) worked in four presidential administrations. He served in the Nixon administration from 1969-71 as an adviser…

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    Richard Nixon and the Origins of Welfare Reform

    A discussion was held of President Nixon’s comprehensive plan to eradicate poverty by providing income assistance and helping millions find work. The Family Assistance Plan that President Nixon proposed on August 8,…

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    Five Watergate Conspiracies

    Five men were arrested for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 1972. Geoff Shepard, who was an adviser to President Nixon, talked about five different conspiracy theories about the Watergate…

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    Nixon's Domestic Policy Initiatives

    Four members of President Nixon’s Domestic Council talked about his domestic policies and the continuing influence of those policies in the present. Geoff Shepard moderated. He talked about government organization and…

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