Richard M. Nixon


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Interviewees discuss the presidency of Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974).

Highlights
Robert MacNeil on covering Vietnam and Richard Nixon
Connie Chung on covering Watergate and Vice-President Rockefeller
Leo Chaloukian on unknowingly supplying Nixon with the equipment for all of his infamous Watergate recordings
Walter Cronkite on the pressures on the press by the White House over the Watergate story
Mike Doulgas on how television hurt the Presidential candidacy of Richard Nixon
Hector Ramirez on the most important image he's ever captured
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David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on covering President Richard M. Nixon

Leo Chaloukian

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Leo Chaloukian on unknowingly supplying Nixon with the equipment for all of his infamous Watergate recordings
Leo Chaloukian on demonstrating the Nagra Recorder that Ryder Sound gave to President Nixon

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on interviewing Haldeman during the Watergate scandal
Connie Chung on covering Watergate and Vice-President Rockefeller

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on the pressures on the press by the White House over the Watergate story
Walter Cronkite on the question of whether he found it difficult to report the news during the Watergate scandal; how Richard (Dick) Salant negotiated a compromise between the network and the White House

James Day

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James Day on Richard Nixon vetoing funds for public broadcasting in 1973

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on almost getting an interview with President Nixon at the 1972 Republican National Convention
Sam Donaldson on covering Watergate for ABC News
Sam Donaldson on losing a scoop during Watergate

Mike Douglas

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Mike Doulgas on how television hurt the Presidential candidacy of Richard Nixon

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on various Presidents and Meet the Press: Richard M. Nixon

June Foray

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June Foray on appearing on Richard Nixon's Enemies List

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on Richard Nixon's hostility toward the press

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on his close relationships with several American Presidents - Richard M. Nixon

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on Jack Paar having John and Bobby Kennedy, and Richard Nixon on as guests on Tonight Starring Jack Paar at various times

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on reporting on Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during Watergate; on Kissinger's relationship with the press
Ted Koppel on reporting on Nixon's trip to China in 1972 and witnessing staged moments for the American press
Ted Koppel on Richard M. Nixon and his inability to handle small talk

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on on having John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon on Person to Person

Brian Lamb

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Brian Lamb on working for Richard Nixon's campaign in 1968
Brian Lamb on working in the Nixon administration during the Watergate scandal

Jim Lehrer

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Jim Lehrer on joining up with Robert MacNeil and covering the Watergate hearings

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager for NBC's coverage of the 1960 Presidential Elections 

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on covering Vietnam and Richard Nixon
Robert MacNeil on going to work for PBS and covering the Watergate hearings with Jim Lehrer
Robert MacNeil on covering Watergate
Robert MacNeil on the inside politics at PBS of covering the Watergate hearings

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on Richard Nixon's cameo on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on his reaction to the Kennedy-Nixon Debates, and on talking with Richard M. Nixon

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on covering the presidency of Richard M. Nixon

Lloyd Morrisett

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Lloyd Morrisett on on funding for a second season of Sesame Street being different under the Nixon administration

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers covering Watergate and the Nixon administration's reaction - to cripple public broadcasting

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on CBS coverage of Watergate

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on being an advisor to the John F. Kennedy campaign

Don Pike

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Don Pike on going to China to act as technical director for NBC News' coverage of President Richard Nixon's historic visit
Don Pike on going to China to act as technical director for NBC News' coverage of President Richard Nixon's historic visit

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on covering the Senate Committee Watergate Hearings for Panorama and launching political pundits on the program

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on the most important image he's ever captured

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on Nixon's relationship with television
Dan Rather on Nixon's 1974 press conference in Houston

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on traveling with Bob Hope when he performed for President Nixon

Bob Schieffer

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Bob Schieffer on covering Presidents Ford and Nixon as the White House correspondent for CBS News

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on directing coverage of the wedding of Trisha Nixon and Ed Cox
Max Schindler on directing coverage of Watergate and Richard Nixon's relationship with television 

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on Richard M. Nixon's appearance on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on an episode of Howard K. Smith: News and Comment ("The Political Obituary of Richard M. Nixon"), and how it led to the formulation of a policy to protect news departments from the interference of sponsors
Alfred Schneider on the role of the government in regulating television content and President Nixon's attempt to encourage anti-drug messages in television programs

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on covering Richard M. Nixon, and on being on Nixon's "enemies list"
Daniel Schorr on being investigated by the FBI at the behest of the Nixon administration
Daniel Schorr on covering Watergate, and on the end of his career with CBS News

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on interviewing President Nixon in 1971

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their dealings with CBS, their firing, and their thoughts about the larger political issues which may have contributed to the demise of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their dealings with CBS, their firing, and their thoughts about the larger political issues which may have contributed to the demise of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on changes he made during his time at the CBS Washington News Bureau under the Nixon administration - identifying who was asking questions of the President
Sanford Socolow on his time at the CBS Washington News Bureau under the Nixon administration; on his direct line to Nixon's Press Secretary, Ron Ziegler, and to NBC and ABC
Sanford Socolow on CBS' coverage of Nixon's resignation and the Pike Report

Lesley Stahl

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Lesley Stahl on coverage of Watergate by network television and on Watergate burglary trial judge John Sirica's importance in the "assault" on President Nixon
Lesley Stahl on being assigned the "unimportant" Watergate break-in story as a rookie reporter and what a break it was for her career

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on his associations with John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, and on the Kennedy-Nixon debate

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on how CBS Program Practices handled storylines involving drugs on TV shows in the 1960s

Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace on covering Richard Nixon's presidential campaign in 1967-68
Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes' coverage of Watergate

Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters on covering Tricia Nixon's White House wedding
Barbara Walters on covering President Nixon's trip to China

Lauren Zalaznick

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Lauren Zalaznick on watching the Watergate hearings as a child

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