Special Program: The Nixon Resignation 40 Years Later


The Nixon Resignation 40 Years Later

From top left: Douglas Brinkley (photo courtesy Danny Turner), Carl Bernstein, Marvin Kalb and Luke Nichter.

Guests: Carl Bernstein, Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter; moderated by Marvin Kalb
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Location: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
Note: This event is free, but registration is required.

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Forty years ago, Richard M. Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign from office. He stepped down on Aug. 9, 1974, following the exposure of White House involvement in the cover-up of the Watergate scandal.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the resignation, author and journalist Carl Bernstein and authors Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter look back at the historic event and discuss the Nixon presidency.

Brinkley and Nichter are co-authors of the new book, "The Nixon Tapes," which features selected transcripts from Nixon's Oval Office conversations on subjects ranging from Vietnam to the 1972 re-election campaign.

With less than 5 percent of the 3,700 hours of Nixon White House recordings transcribed and published, the new book provides an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.

Bernstein shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post. He is the author, with Woodward, of All the President's Men and The Final Days.

The program will be moderated by veteran journalist Marvin Kalb, who covered the Nixon administration and is currently the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice (Emeritus) at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and founding director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

Brinkley and Nichter will sign copies of their book following the event.

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