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LAST NIXON TAPES TO BE RELEASED COVER KEY PERIOD

“The final installment of secretly recorded phone calls and meetings from President Richard Nixon’s White House will be released Wednesday, marking a final chapter in a campaign for public access that continues as memories of Watergate fade. The recordings cap the chronological release of 3,000 hours of tapes Nixon recorded between February 1971 and July 1973 that have been released by the National Archives and Records Administration. The final installment covers the tumultuous three months when Watergate was closing in on the 37th president. Still, he forged ahead with Soviet peace talks, worked to cement Chinese relations and welcomed home Vietnam prisoners of war.” (via Associated Press)

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A Speech, and a Protest, at Nixon Library

The Caucus Blog – “When Tim Naftali of the National Archives became director of the Nixon Presidential Library in 2007, he promised to diversify the list of speakers and “start at ground zero” in revamping the library’s historical exhibits.”

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A New Fight Over Nixon and Watergate

Newsweek – “The war over Watergate never ends. The latest battle is over a decision by the Nixon Presidential Library to commemorate this week's 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in by inviting an especially provocative speaker: John Dean, the former White House lawyer who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after testifying about his boss's role in the cover-up. The invitation from the library—which is now run by the National Archives—has outraged Nixon's dwindling loyalists, who have mounted a lobbying campaign to get the event canceled. “This is in poor taste,” says Robert Odle, a former Nixon communications aide. “It's like having Monica Lewinsky speak at the Clinton library on the anniversary of President Clinton's impeachment.”

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