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American Experience; Nixon; Bob Hope Christmas show [Part 1 of 2]

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1. Girls in pink surround Hope in top hat. Big gesture. (13' SOF) 2. Ann-Margret in mini dress and white boots gyrating and singing. Rocking, sexy, noisy. Different songs (none complete). Men in audience, dancing, clapping. AM and Hope at microphone. (67' SOF) 3. Group on stage, Close shot of bare legs and miniskirts, moving. MP in foreground. Crutches. "I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad." (50' SOF) 4. Cutaways of laughing men. Big wide shot of audience. (10' SOF)

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American Experience
Program Number



Bob Hope Christmas show [Part 1 of 2]

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.



Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type


Ann-Margret, 1941-
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
Military bases, American
Vietnam (Republic)
Stand-up comedy
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United Service Organizations (U.S.)
Long Binh, Vietnam
Ann-Margret, 1941- (Speaker)
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Bob Hope Christmas show [Part 1 of 2],” 12/22/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_517F24B0067F4C9A8A2377470F2058C9.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Bob Hope Christmas show [Part 1 of 2].” 12/22/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_517F24B0067F4C9A8A2377470F2058C9>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Bob Hope Christmas show [Part 1 of 2]. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_517F24B0067F4C9A8A2377470F2058C9
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