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American Experience; Nixon; Edward Kennedy, lawyers against war

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Ted Kennedy addressing Lawyers Against the War: Medium close-up at podium: "At last the ultimate and cynical reality of our policy is beginning to dawn on the American people. The only possible excuse for continuing the discredited policy of Vietnamization and the war...President's intention to play his last card for peace closer to November 1972...to benefit the election campaign. How many more American soldiers must die? How many more innocent Vietnamese civilians die?" to end war in 1972 not 1971.

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American Experience
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Edward Kennedy, lawyers against war

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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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
United States--Armed Forces
United States--Politics and government
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements United States
Washington (D.C.)
Lawyers--United States
Washington, DC
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932- (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
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