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American Experience; Nixon; Nixon Illinois press conference, 1966

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05/15/1966

Nixon press conference (for Illinois Republicans). _-_ 1) "What's involved here is not merely the future of Vietnam... What is involved is whether we have war with China... whether we are going to have World War III" (15'). _-_ 2) "...It's not just war with Vietnam, it's the Pacific, it's all of Asia, it's World War III, it's war with China... If we get out of Vietnam, we're going to pay for it with millions of American lives in three to four years..." (25')


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Nixon Illinois press conference, 1966

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.

Duration

00:01:56

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
China
United States--Foreign relations--China
United States--Foreign relations--Asia
United States--History--1945-
Draft
Vietnamese reunification question (1954-1976)
Communism
Vietnam (Republic)
Vietnam (Democratic Republic)
Capitulations, Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United States--History, Military--20th century
United States--Politics and government
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989
World War III
China--Politics and government
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Locations
Illinois
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Contributors
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

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

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Nixon Illinois press conference, 1966,” 05/15/1966, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A0075A579D0E4979988ABFFE29AAF7CE.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Nixon Illinois press conference, 1966.” 05/15/1966. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A0075A579D0E4979988ABFFE29AAF7CE>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Nixon Illinois press conference, 1966. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A0075A579D0E4979988ABFFE29AAF7CE
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