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Saturday, August 8, 2009

President Richard Nixon Resigns 35 Years Ago Today; Nixon Talks About Resignation - Video

Here is video of President Richard Nixon discussing his final day as President, and then announcing his resignation as President of the United States on August 8, 1974, 35 years ago today. The video is from an interview Frank Gannon did with Nixon in 1983, and gives some of the personal feeling of what that day was like for Nixon.

Nixon resigned after months of controversy regarding his cover-up of the Watergate break-in conducted by a group of Nixon operatives known as "the Plumbers." The Watergate Building housed the Democrat National Committee headquarters. Upon learning of the break-in, Nixon sought to cover it up rather than coming forward about it immediately.

Below is video of Nixon talking about his final morning in the White House and the emotional "Farewell Speech" he gave to the White House Staff before leaving on August 9, 1974:


Carlos Echevarria August 9, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

thank you for posting this...a very sad day for those of us who admired the 37th President of the Republic!

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