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Richard Nixon: When Politics Gets Personal
Aired 11/1/2001

In all of American history, only one president has been effectively thrown out of office, Richard Nixon. Simply put, his opponents believe that he trashed the Constitution. His defenders say that charge is much overstated and point to his policy accomplishments. Nixon served during a troubled time in America; protests against the war in Vietnam rocked the nation, racial turbulence had turned violent, inflation climbed. In the midst of the turmoil, Nixon engaged Communist China, brokered detente with the Soviet Union and pulled American combat troops out of South Vietnam. On his watch, the Environmental Protection Agency was launched, school desegregation and Affirmative Action moved ahead. But critics and defenders alike agree that Richard Nixon was a strange man with self-destructive qualities. Was Richard Nixon the twisted loner who would stop at nothing or the cerebral strategist who sensationally changed the global chessboard ? Or both?
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  Richard Reeves
    journalist, editor, biographer, and author of ’President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.’
  Leonard Garment
    former Counsel to President Nixon and author of "Crazy Rhythm: From Brooklyn and Jazz to Nixon’s White House, Watergate and Beyond"

Originally Aired: 11/1/2001

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