Washington Week

The Vault - February 2, 1973

02/01/1973 | 5m 58s

Early in 1973, despite Richard Nixon's landslide re-election just two months earlier, tensions were mounting between the President and the Democratic Congress. In fact, Mr. Nixon chose not to deliver a State of the Union address that year and instead sent a written message to Congress.

Aired: 02/01/73

Rating: NR

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