Richard Nixon

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Nixon thought he'd be the only one to ever hear his secret recordings

Friday, August 08, 2014

Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon resigned after incriminating tape recordings from a high-tech audio system he installed in his offices came to light. Is presidential decision-making less transparent today, or will secrets always find a way to be heard?


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It Worked in Theory: Richard Nixon on Strategy in South Vietnam, 1966

Friday, November 30, 2012


Richard M. Nixon chooses this 1966 appearance at the Overseas Press Club to lay out his position on Vietnam, but not before amiably ribbing Democrats and the press.

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WQXR Features

Operas Ripped from the Headlines

Sunday, January 30, 2011

With the opening of John Adams's Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera this week, New York audiences will finally have a chance to hear the work that spawned a flurry of operas based on real-life events -- the so-called “CNN operas."

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The Takeaway

Fifty Years Since Kennedy Beat Nixon

Monday, November 08, 2010

It was 50 years ago today that a young Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the first 20th-century born President of the United States, defeating incumbent vice-President Richard Nixon.

We remember that historic election with the man who was coordinator of the Civil Rights section of Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, former Sen. Harris Wofford (D-Penn.).

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