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Nixon: "I am Not a Crook"

On November 17, 1973, President Nixon gave a nationally televised and broadcast press conference in which he denied his involvement in the Watergate cover-up and stated that he had never profited from his public service.

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  • Nixon: "I am Not a Crook"
    Nixon: "I am Not a Crook"

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    On November 17, 1973, President Nixon gave a nationally televised and broadcast press conference in which he denied his involvement in the Watergate cover-up and stated that he had never profited from his public service.

    Audio Clip (1:28)
  • Gerald R. Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
    Gerald R. Ford Pardons Richard Nixon

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    In a live broadcast on September 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford grans his disgraced predecessor, Richard Nixon, a "full free and absolute pardon." In an effort to end speculation over whether he had cut a "deal" with Nixon, Ford emphatically stated he'd given the pardon to heal the nation.

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    Secret Service Communicates During Reagan Assassination Attempt

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    On March 30, 1980, two months after he took office, President Reagan was shot by John W. Hinckley Jr. in an assassination attempt. The Secret Service communicates by radio as the scene unfolds, first describing Reagan (code-named Rawhide) as being okay, then coming to the realization that he is hurt and must be taken to the hospital.

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  • Lyndon Johnson Learns Fate of Missing Civil Rights Workers
    Lyndon Johnson Learns Fate of Missing Civil Rights Workers

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    On August 4, 1964, in a recorded phone call, FBI Deputy Director Cartha “Deke” DeLoach informs President Lyndon B. Johnson that the bodies of the three civil rights workers who had been missing in Mississippi since June 21, 1964, have been found.

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    Lyndon Johnson on Death of Civil Rights Workers

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    After receiving news that the bodies of three missing civil rights workers were found in Mississippi on August 4, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson calls Civil Rights Counselor Lee White and asks him to inform the families of the victims.

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  • Ronald Reagan on Iran-Contra Hearings
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    In 1987, Congress held 40 days of public hearings on the Iran-Contra affair during which they listened to 28 witnesses give more than 250 hours of testimony. On August 12, 1987, in a live broadcast from the Oval Office, President Ronald Reagan comments on the recent congressional hearings now that they are over.

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