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American Experience; Nixon; Nixon: Los Angeles, news conference, 1965

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Nixon news conference re: Vietnam. Close-up Nixon, sync: 1. "We are not the aggressor there, they are...It is the Chinese who are embarked on an aggressive course...Unless we stop aggression in a place like Vietnam, it will be green light to hardliners... knowing.. that we will not step in to stop it because of the risk of war." (40') 2. "What is involved here is to let the Red Chinese know the United States will not stand by and allow any power to take over another country by aggression."(25')

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American Experience
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Nixon: Los Angeles, news conference, 1965

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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Los Angeles (Calif.)
United States--Foreign relations--Asia
Vietnam--Politics and government
Military policy
China--Politics and government
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Mass media and the war
Capitulations, Military
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971
United States--History, Military--20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United States--Politics and government
Self-determination, National
Vietnam (Republic)
Soviet Union--Politics and government
Press conferences
Cold War
South America
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
United States--History--1945-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Peace
Los Angeles, California
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
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