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Nixon's China Game

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In February 1972, the world watched in awe as Richard Nixon began an historic visit to China. It was the first high-level political contact between the two nations since the Communist takeover in 1949....Nixon's China Game takes us behind the scenes of one of the boldest diplomatic maneuvers in history.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History

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What lessons has America learned from Watergate? Thirty years after the most infamous break-in helped pull down President Richard Nixon, all of the facts are still not in. But as this compelling documentary shows, Watergate remains a nearly unbelievable tale of ordinary men corrupted by power and their desire to retain it. Interviews with investigator Sam Dash, co-conspirator John Dean, and journalist Bob Woodward recreate the history and speculate on the effects. [PBS website].
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Summer of Judgement: The Impeachment Hearings

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Hosted by Charles McDowell, this program looks at events surrounding the Nixon impeachment hearings and Nixon's eventual resignation during the summer of 1974.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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Watergate Plus 30 [electronic resource]: Shadow of History

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What lessons has America learned from Watergate? Thirty years after the most infamous break-in helped pull down President Richard Nixon, all of the facts are still not in. But as this compelling documentary shows, Watergate remains a nearly unbelievable tale of ordinary men corrupted by power and their desire to retain it. Interviews with investigator Sam Dash, co-conspirator John Dean, and journalist Bob Woodward recreate the history and speculate on the effects.
Online
2005; 2003
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The American President: Episode 9 Expanding Power [electronic resource]

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The powers of the presidency have expanded with the growth of the nation, but the process has been anything but smooth. The prerogatives of the presidency are uncertain and their assertion contested. This episode profiles Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
Online
2005; 2000
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The Modern Presidency [electronic resource]: Tools of Power

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Traces the changes in the Presidency from the 1930's to today. Shows how Presidents today are overtly active in the legislative process, use the media to appeal directly to the people and exercise leadership over an "institutional presidency" with thousands of aides. Cases studies include Johnson's personal campaign to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Nixon's use of the publicity from his attempted assassination to pass his tax cuts legislation and an introduction to President Clinton's "West Wing" support team.
Online
2003
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Inflation [electronic resource]: How Did the Spiral Begin?

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Examines the economic and social costs of the inflationary spiral created at the start of the Vietnam War. Investigates the actions taken by John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to combat inflation. Questions whether the problem of inflation has been solved.
Online
1985
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Nixon

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A look at one of the most powerful figures in United States history, the strengths that made him president, and the weaknesses that ended it all.
DVD
2008; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Prelinger Archives (Part I) [electronic resource]: 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debate

A kinescope of the John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon presidential debate.
Online
1960
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Frost/Nixon - the Complete Interviews: The Original Watergate Interview [electronic resource]

This series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon shot in May of 1977 delves into the various controversies of Nixon's presidency, including (most famously) the Watergate scandal. This historic meeting has been adapted into an award-winning major motion picture by Ron Howard.
Online
1977
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Frost/Nixon - the Complete Interviews: Watergate [electronic resource]

Ten years after the Watergate scandal, David Frost introduces this rebroadcast of his interview with Richard Nixon about the break-in and its consequences on his Presidency.
Online
1977
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Frost/Nixon - the Complete Interviews: Nixon and the World [electronic resource]

David Frost interviews Richard Nixon about his foreign policy, his China initiative, relations with the Soviet Union and the policy of detente. They discuss the successes and failures of detente during the Yom Kippur war, the Pakistan and India conflict in Bangladesh, and the domestic turmoil over intervention in Cambodia at Kent State. Nixon describes his relationships with Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger.
Online
1977
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Frost/Nixon - the Complete Interviews: War at Home and Abroad [electronic resource]

In this installment of the Frost/Nixon interviews, Nixon and Frost discuss the Vietnam War and the "war at home," in which dissent reached levels led Nixon to see domestic politics in war-like terms. Nixon argues throughout that domestic dissent threatened U.S. leverage at negotiations with North Vietnam, making peace more difficult to achieve. Therefore, he had to fight the dissent by any means necessary. He argues that his policies put us on the road to honorable withdrawal through the Paris Peace Accords.
Online
1977
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Frost/Nixon - the Complete Interviews: The Final Days [electronic resource]

The Final Days interview delves into Nixon's last days in the White House; his emotional meeting with Henry Kissinger; the CIA intervention in Chile; Nixon's view of reporters Woodward and Bernstein; his personal taxes and foreign bank accounts, and his pardon from President Ford; ultimately, giving us a glimpse of Nixon, the man.
Online
1977
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Frost/Nixon - the Complete Interviews: The Last Roundup [electronic resource]

The fifth installment of the Frost/Nixon interviews consists of miscellaneous material that did not fit any of the themes and categories of the other episodes, but is still of journalistic and historical interest to understanding Nixon and his Presidency.
Online
1977
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1973 How Watergate Changed the Government [electronic resource]

John Chancellor's report on the changes in the White House and the Congress during the Nixon administration includes a comparison to previous administration scandals. Footage includes taped excerpts of speeches, interviews and statements by President Franklin Roosevelt, President Richard Nixon, John Ehrlichman, Roy Ash, Caspar Weinberger, Edmund Muskie, Robert Packwood, Peter Dominick, John Anderson, Charles Colson, Ron Ziegler, John Dean, Alexander Butterfield, H.R. Haldeman, John Brademas, Robert Byrd, Gerald Ford, Melvin Laird, Howard Baker and unidentified others.
Online
1973
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The Great Debates [electronic resource]

Over the course of four evenings in 1960, the American voting public tuned in to history: for the first time, presidential debates were broadcast live on national television, marking the beginning of a new era in politics. This A&E Special brings the landmark Kennedy/Nixon debates to life for a new generation of viewers using extensive clips of the most memorable exchanges as well as commentary from journalists, scholars, and political insiders. The most startling aspect? Both then and now, the indelible physical contrast between the photogenic John F. Kennedy and his opponent, Richard M. Nixon. Did the television camera lift JFK to the presidency?
Online
2000
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Inside the Presidency [electronic resource]: Eisenhower vs. Nixon

This A&E Special examines the complex relationship between two powerful icons of American politics: Dwight David Eisenhower and Richard Milhous Nixon. At different times, both presidents of the United States, and with Nixon as Eisenhower's choice for vice president for two terms, their influence on mid-century America lasted nearly two decades.
Online
2001
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Time for Peace, 1972 [electronic resource]

This historical film documents President Nixon's 1972 trips to the People's Republic of China, the Soviet Union, Iran, Poland, and Austria. Highlights include exchanges of toasts by Mr. Nixon and Chou En-Lai and the signing of five major agreements by the president and Soviet leaders.
Online
2010
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Nixon Loses California Governor's Race, 1962

Richard Nixon speaking to the press after losing the California gubernatorial election
Online
1962