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    George Elsey Oral History Interview, Part 1

    George Elsey talked about highlights of his public service career, which began with his World War II assignment to the White House Map Room President Roosevelt’s intelligence and communications center. Mr. Elsey…

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    First Lady Pat Nixon

    Timothy Naftali and Mary Brennan talked about the life and influence of first lady Pat Nixon and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed how her public image was…

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    John Dean Oral History Interview, Part 2

    John Dean talked about the effects of the Watergate break-in scandal and why he agreed to cooperate with federal investigators. He became counsel to the president in July 1970 after John…

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    John Dean Oral History Interview, Part 1

    John Dean talked about the Watergate scandal, some of his early assignments as counsel to the president, how the idea for the Watergate break in came to be, and who was involved in the planning.…

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    Daniel Ellsberg Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in 1967, Mr. Ellsberg became a consultant to the White…

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    Daniel Ellsberg Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in 1967, Mr. Ellsberg became a consultant to the White…

    617 views
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    John Lehman Oral History Interview

    John Lehman, former National Security Council member during the Nixon administration, talked about joining the foreign policy team under Henry Kissinger as well as President Nixon’s policies toward…

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    Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward on Watergate

    Washington Post journalists Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward talked about the Watergate political scandal and the fallout for President Nixon. They recounted how the story unfolded and revealed the behind-the-scenes events that…

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    Robert Bork Oral History Interview

    Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor general, how Nixon lectured him at Camp David about the role of a judge, the issue of executive privilege,…

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    Timothy Naftali Nixon Impeachment Hearings Interview, Part 2

    Timothy Naftali talked by video link from New York City about the House Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon forty years previously. He spoke about why…

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    Timothy Naftali Nixon Impeachment Hearings Interview, Part 1

    Timothy Naftali talked by video link from New York City about the House Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon forty years previously. He spoke about why…

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    Jill Wine-Banks Oral HIstory Interview

    Jill Wine-Banks was an assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate investigation in 1974 and 1975. She talked about the prosecution’s strategy, the events surrounding the Saturday Night…

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    Book Discussion on Ike and Dick

    Jeffrey Frank talked about his book, Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage, in which he recounts the personal and working relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower and Vice…

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    Open Phones with Timothy Naftali

    Presidential historian Timothy Naftali talked about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy, and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

    Historians and authors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts talked about President Kennedy’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death. Speakers included…

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    Sir David Frost Oral History Interview

    Sir David Frost talked about the famous interviews he conducted with former President Richard Nixon three years after his resignation. The interviews, which aired in May 1977, covered…

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    Nixon Library Watergate Exhibit

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, recently opened a new exhibit about Watergate. Library Director Timothy Naftali gave American History TV a tour…

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    Q&A with Timothy Naftali, Part 1

    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…

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    Alexander Butterfield Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Alexander Butterfield recalled his time working with President Nixon and described his daily duties in the White House. He was responsible for providing President Nixon with briefing…

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    Alexander Butterfield Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Alexander Butterfield recalled his time working with President Nixon and described his daily duties in the White House. He was responsible for providing President Nixon with briefing…

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