Aides reportedly counseled the GOP candidate against appearing on the goofy, left-leaning comedy show. But Nixon went ahead with his "sock it to me" moment.
As simmering political and cultural resentments exploded in 1968, nearly every week produced news of another earth-shattering event.
Journalists have angered presidents from the earliest days of America’s founding.
Long before presidential scandals became standard, a best-selling book caught the nation’s attention with a salacious chronicle of White House machinations.
The history of commanders on camera.
Presidential politics entered a new era 55 years ago, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon took part in the first televised debate in American history.
In 1974, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office. Read how his final hours in the White House unfolded.
Get the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photos, from the flag-raising on Iwo Jima to the day Elvis met Nixon.
As panda cub Bao Bao readies for her public debut, look back at the frenzied arrival of the National Zoo’s first giant pandas in 1972.