The 1970s Videos

When Elvis Met Nixon

(3) TV-14

When Elvis Met Nixon

(3 min) TV-14

On January 27, 1972, Washington Post columnist Jack Anderson was leaked information about President Richard Nixon's appointment of Elvis Presley as a special assistant on the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. In this video clip from The History Channel's TV series History Rocks: The 70's, the friendship between President Nixon and Elvis Presley is discussed, along with the letters that they exchanged.