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American Experience; Nixon; Haig goes to Cambodia, 1972

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Haig leaves Vietnam for Cambodia. Breakfast meeting (November 13) at White House. Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, William Rogers, Melvin Laird; and strolling outside White House. Haig boards plane in Vietnam. Bunker. (25', silent / sound on film) 2.Nixon, Haig, Laird walking outside.(13', silent)

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American Experience
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Haig goes to Cambodia, 1972

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.



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Stock footage

Media Type


Bunker, Ellsworth, 1894-
Laird, Melvin R.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
White House
Vietnam (Republic)
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Washington (D.C.)
Rogers, William P. (William Pierce), 1913-2001
Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-
White House, Washington, DC; Vietnam
Laird, Melvin R. ()
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 ()
Bunker, Ellsworth, 1894- ()
Rogers, William P. (William Pierce), 1913-2001 ()
Kissinger, Henry, 1923- ()
Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924- ()
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
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Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Haig goes to Cambodia, 1972,” 11/14/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9B97B04000C498089E1ECE499852F5E.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Haig goes to Cambodia, 1972.” 11/14/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9B97B04000C498089E1ECE499852F5E>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Haig goes to Cambodia, 1972. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9B97B04000C498089E1ECE499852F5E
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