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  • Tet Offensive to Vietnam Wars End
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    Tet Offensive to Vietnam War's End

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner taught a class on the Vietnam War, focusing on the Tet Offensive in 1968 though the U.S. withdrawal in the early 1970s. He…

  • emThe Nixon Answer in Michiganem
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    The Nixon Answer in Michigan

    The Nixon Answer in Michigan is a September 30, 1968, live campaign broadcast from Detroit. In the hour-long program, the Republican presidential nominee answers questions from seven Michigan citizens…

  • Richard Nixons 1968 Victory
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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…

  • emThe Nixon Answer Southern Town Hallem
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    The Nixon Answer, Southern Town Hall

    Republican 1968 presidential nominee Richard Nixon answered questions from Georgia citizens in a live television broadcast. Paid for by the Nixon campaign, the program was one in a series…

  • 1960 Presidential Election
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    1960 Presidential Election

    University of Washington history professor William Rorabaugh talked about the 1960 presidential election. He discussed the candidates, and how Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice…

  • Richard Nixon and the Media
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    Richard Nixon and the Media

    Purdue University professor Kathryn Brownell explained how Richard Nixon’s media strategy changed from his 1960 presidential campaign loss, through his election in 1968 and during his…

  • Richard Nixon Campaign Film
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    Richard Nixon Campaign Film

    A Time to Begin is a 1968 film created for Republican Richard Nixon’s campaign, showing the former Vice President visiting New Hampshire and Wisconsin and speaking with voters. Richard…

  • Margaret OMara Discusses 1968 Presidential Election
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    1968 Presidential Election

    Professor Margaret O’Mara talked about the 1968 presidential election and the events that affected the outcome. She spoke about how the Vietnam War eroded political support for President…

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    Washington Journal

    Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall. The book, originally published in 1975, covers the dissolution…

  • President Nixons Drug Abuse Initiatives
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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…

  • Richard Nixon and the Democratic Congress
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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…

  • Henry Kissingers Foreign Policy
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    Henry Kissinger's Foreign Policy

    Henry Kissinger was secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford. American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in Sacramento, California, where we…

  • Author Discussion on Presidents and DARPA
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    Author Discussion on Presidents and DARPA

    John Farrell, Richard Nixon, Will Hitchcock, The Age of Eisenhower, and Sharon Weinberger, The Imagineers of War, talked about the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower. This…

  • Nixon Tapes Reaction to Supreme Court Decision
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    Nixon Tapes: Reaction to Supreme Court Decision

    In this portion of tapes recorded during his time in the White House, President Nixon discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in the 1971 New York Times Co. v. U.S. case with FBI Director J.…

  • Nixon Tapes Nixon on Prosecuting Ellsberg
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    Nixon Tapes: Nixon on Prosecuting Ellsberg

    In this portion of tapes recorded during his time in the White House, President Nixon told FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that he wanted federal law enforcers to target Daniel Ellsberg, the man…

  • Nixon Tapes Reaction to the Pentagon Papers
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    Nixon Tapes: Reaction to the Pentagon Papers

    In this portion of tapes recorded during his time in the White House, President Nixon discussed the publishing of the Pentagon Papers by the New York Times with some of his advisers.

  • emThe Watergateem
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    The Watergate

    Joseph Rodota provided a history of the Watergate complex, including the notorious scandal connected to its name, and shared stories of many of its notable residents.

  • Richard Nixons Legacy
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    Richard Nixon's Legacy

    Bruce Herschensohn, who served as Deputy Special Assistant to the President in the Nixon Administration, talked about his time in the White House, and major events including the Vietnam War…

  • emThe Most Dangerous Man in Americaem
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    The Most Dangerous Man in America

    Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis recounted the Nixon administration’s efforts to apprehend Timothy Leary after his escape from prison in 1970.

  • emSlateem Forum Reflects on the Legacy of Watergate
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    Legacy of Watergate

    A group of authors and journalists who covered the Watergate scandal gathered to discuss the political scandal of the 1970s that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. They also draw…

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