From The Vault


President Nixon's Resignation

Posted: Thursday 7th August, 2014

Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon became the only United States president to resign from office. On the 15th anniversary episode of Washington Week in 1982, we looked back at the fallout from Watergate, Nixon's decision to step down, and the former president's connection to PBS and Washington Week. As longtime moderator Paul Duke tells us, the Nixon administration pushed to cut off federal funding for PBS news programs including Washington Week. And as Paul recounts, Washington Week survived, and Nixon ultimately resigned.