Nixon Resigns: The Legacy of Impeachment

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August 8, 1974.  It was a different world, a different president and an unprecedented American crisis.  That was the night Richard Nixon sat in the Oval Office and made the surprise announcement that he was resigning as President of the United States.

Some independent video producers obtained a videotape recorded in the moments before the speech.  It was the European pool feed, never intended for broadcast: a rare glimpse into the curation and production of a president’s image.

We think it has special relevance 45 years later as the Congress votes on the impeachment inquiry.

 

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