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Why Richard Nixon Declared October Country Music Month

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 1969, President Richard Milhous Nixon heard Merle Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee," and the first line—"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee"—gives a hint to why Nixon liked it.
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Slate Political Gabfest

The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Ben Bradlee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Listen to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee speaking with Leonard Lopate in September 1995 about his career as a newspaperman and about his memoir, A Good Life. 

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The Takeaway

Remembering The Legendary Ben Bradlee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No other man quite embodied the power of the press. He was an individual who faced down presidents, who trusted reporters by instinct—instincts that could fail him but rarely did.

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The Takeaway

It Could Take Another Watergate to Get Secret Money Out of Politics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Watergate scandal was more than a botched burglary—it uncovered stacks of cash flowing to the Nixon campaign from unnamed donors. 40 years later, secret money's making a comeback.

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PRI's The World

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

40 Years After Nixon Resigns

Friday, August 08, 2014

40 years ago today, President Nixon announced he was resigning from office. Elizabeth Holtzman was a member of the House Judiciary Committee in 1974 (D-Brooklyn) and had sought to impeach him over the unauthorized bombing of Cambodia. She looks back on Nixon's presidency and the Watergate hearings.

Where were you on August 8, 1974?  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Did Nixon Know and When Did He Know It?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A look at the Nixon presidency, the Watergate break-in and how it changed American politics.

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The Takeaway

Nixon: In His Own Words

Friday, July 25, 2014

Almost 40 years ago, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office, facing almost certain impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. The most damaging evidence implicating Nixon was 3,700 hours of tape, recorded by Nixon himself between February 1971 and July 1973.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Watergate Revisited with Elizabeth Drew

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Forty years after the first and only resignation of an American president, Elizabeth Drew, veteran reporter and author of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall (Overlook Hardcover, 2014), looks back and asks if we've learned the important lessons.

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The Takeaway

"Our Nixon" Documentary Gives Inside Look at 37th President

Friday, August 30, 2013

New recordings—all Super 8 home movies—made between 1969 and 1973, and seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation show a new picture of Nixon. The 37th president's home movies are available now to the public in a new film by Penny Lane called "Our Nixon."

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The Takeaway

40 Years Later: The Watergate Hearings

Monday, May 27, 2013

Republicans kept up the pressure on the Obama administration this weekend by calling for a special independent counsel to investigate the Justice Department's monitoring of journalists' records and the I.R.S.'s targeting of right-wing groups. Talk of overreach and possible criminality has led some in the G.O.P. to make perhaps tenuous comparisons to events 40 years ago. 

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The Takeaway

Author and Veteran Kevin Powers, 40 Years Later: The Watergate Hearings, "Arrested Development" Returns

Monday, May 27, 2013

40 Years Later: The Watergate Hearings | The Return of "Arrested Development" | The Post-Sandy Recovery of New York and New Jersey's Coastlines | Author and Veteran Kevin Powers Reflects on Memorial Day | Have the Boy Scouts Gone Far Enough? | Intense Rioting and Unrest in Sweden | A Plaza Towers Elementary School Teacher on Moving Forward

The Leonard Lopate Show

Patricia T. O'Conner on Watergate Words

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Our word maven Patricia T. O'Conner talks about the words and phrases that emerged from the Watergate scandal 40 years ago—“inoperative,” “stonewall,” “Deep Throat,” “follow the money,” “a cancer on the presidency,” and all the -gates that have been created since the original. She’ll also answer questions about language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book, Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, is available in paperback, as is  Origins of the Specious, written with Stewart Kellerman.

If you have a question about language and grammar, leave a comment or call us at 212-433-9692!

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

Friday, November 30, 2012

WNYC

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jeff Himmelman talks about the career and influence of Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post during Watergate. Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee traces Bradlee’s 45-year career—from his early days as a press attaché in postwar Paris through the Pentagon Papers, Richard Nixon’s resignation, the Janet Cooke fabrication scandal, and beyond.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Rupert Murdoch and Echoes of the Washington Post and Watergate

Friday, May 04, 2012

That noise you heard this week from one side of the Atlantic to the other is the outburst of schadenfreude that greeted a declaration from a British parliamentary committee that Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company like News Corporation.

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The Takeaway

The Legacy of Charles Colson: From Prison to Preaching

Monday, April 23, 2012

Charles W. Colson, Watergate mastermind turned Evangelical leader, died of a brain hemorrhage on Saturday at the age of 80. Colson, special counsel to the Nixon Administration, served seven months for obstruction of justice in the Watergate scandal. But Colson emerged from prison a born-again Christian, promising to devote his life to religious activities. And though he may be remembered most for his role in Watergate, Tim Weiner, journalist and author of "Enemies: A History of the FBI," believes that Colson's true legacy might be his role in forging alliances between Evangelical Protestants and Catholics to create the religious wing of the Republican Party.

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The Takeaway

Nixon Grand Jury Transcripts Revealed

Friday, November 11, 2011

On August 8, 1974, then President Nixon bid adieu to the White House staff with the famous words, "Au revoir. You’ll see us again." With a tacit acknowledgement of his role in the Watergate scandal that brought down members of his presidential staff, Richard Nixon resigned at noon the next morning. His resignation was a first time a president left office in the nation's history, and so was his appearance before a grand jury in June of 1975.

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On The Media

From Milk Prices to SuperPACs

Friday, November 04, 2011

The 2012 election is the first presidential race in the post-Citizens United era - and the first in which SuperPACs are expected to have a major impact. Peter Overby, Power, Money and Influence reporter for NPR, traces the history of campaign spending, from Watergate-era donations by milk companies through Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.

Kid Loco - "The Viaduct"

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