Posts Tagged ‘richard nixon’

Kennedy/Nixon Presidential Debate – 1960

Monday, September 27th, 2010

On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation’s adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Found at YouTube from JFKLF.

Alexander Haig Dies

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

General Alexander Haig, a top adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan has died. As Anthony Mason reports, he made his mark during two critical periods in the White House. Found at CBS News.

William Safire Dies At Age 79

Monday, September 28th, 2009

William Safire, New York Times columnist and former speechwriter for Richard Nixon, died yesterday at the age of 79 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Found at YouTube from Bloomberg.

Frost/Nixon Interview Clips

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Richard Nixon Five Minutes Before Resignation

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

This is the five minutes before Richard Nixon’s televised address to the nation announcing that he would resign from the presidency (via Earth & Pragmatism via @dbrauer):

Gerald Ford In Context

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

President . President Ford took office in the wake of the Watergate scandal and ‘s resignation and managed to, as he told Congress, bind the nation’s wounds. No small feat. Many believe his pardon of Nixon cost him re-election but in retrospect was a courageous move that allowed the country to move on.