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Lyndon Johnson stands on steps of White House waiting for the Nixons. They drive up, are greeted by Lyndon Baines Johnson. Nixons and Johnsons pose together for photographers. Lyndon Baines Johnson and Nixon come out of White House. Seen in the car driving off to inaugural. (Exactly analogous to shot from December 1960 of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Eisenhower, Story #185.)
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01/20/1969
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VIETNAM SR 447 Richard Moose CH Turn. Mark it. Forty seven. Clapsticks. I'm ready. Okay. We ah went out to Vietnam sixty days after the cease fire to assess, . I suppose, I suppose the Russians were doing the same thing from their side, but I suspect that it was not on such a massive scale as this. We tried to put a dollar figure on this. The report that we wrote in April or May of 1969 we ah we called the ah we called the figure... No, I'm sorry. Wrong, , at the time when Nixon's Vietnamization Program had been ah a few months in operation and things seemed to be going well and and Vietnam was out of the news, and... We went out for the Committee and we came back and I think the Committee really wanted us despite its record
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Richard Moose was on the staff of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1969 – 1975. He describes his mission in Vietnam after the ceasefire in 1974 to assess the situation of how the South Vietnamese were positioned in terms of military equipment provided by the Americans and the possibilities of South Vietnam’s survival... more
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10/23/1981
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WAR AND PEACE IN THE NUCLEAR AGE – TAPES E07001-E07002 RICHARD PERLE [2] I THINK I'M GOING TO PLUNGE RIGHT INTO THE SAFEGUARDS DEBATE IN 1969 AND '70. WHAT WAS SENATOR JACKSON, , the argument for it from Mel Laird and Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon and others, was that it had in fact halted the momentum of the Soviet strategic buildup, and Scoop Jackson's opposition to the interim agreement was that it hadn't done that at all, was not only wrong, it was a hundred and eighty degrees wrong. I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO JUST MAKE ONE MORE CONCISE STATEMENT SAYING THAT THE NIXON-KISSINGER THEORY WAS WRONG, AND WHY
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Richard Perle was an aide to U.S. senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson from 1969 to 1980 and assistant secretary of defense from 1981 to 1987. In the interview he discusses Senator Jackson’s position during the SALT I and II negotiations. Although Jackson vote for SALT I and the ABM Treaty in Congress, Perle notes that he did not support them completely, and goes on to point out the flaws with both... more
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01/16/1987
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / One Step Forward
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Project. It's for show #13—Legacies. Uhm, it is an interview with Richard Holbrooke and uhm...today is the 7th of July, 1983. We're on Sound Role 1, Camera Role 1, and Sound 1 is up. What’s gonna show... Richard, what were your expectations about the future in Vietnam and in US-Vietnam relations as of the end of April, 1975? I never had any illusions about the nature of the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. They were ruthless, they were, . We had inherited in 1977 a atmosphere of considerable chaos and drift in Asia. There was widespread doubt from Japan and Korea all the way down through Southeast Asia and the Archipelago about American intentions in the area. Nixon and Ford had begun a historic relationship
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Between 1963-1966 Richard C. Holbrooke completed diplomatic service as a provincial representative for the Agency for International Development (AID), then staff assistant to Ambassadors Maxwell Taylor and Henry Cabot Lodge. Holbrooke discusses his expectations about the future of Vietnam, alluding to the fact that it was difficult to create reconciliation between the United States and Vietnam... more
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07/07/1983
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Vietnam: A Television History / Legacies
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. So I said I'd like to have a list of these hamlets, and where they were. I'd like to visit them. It took months for the Vietnamese to give me those lists. They were very reluctant. And finally I said, "Look, I'm not going to sign the papers unless you give me the lists." When I got the lists, the combination of security and nation building. And these things, this was... Out of film? VIETNAM Richard Holbrooke/mc SR# 2 (?) Tape 5, Side 2 Americanization program 9-16-82. End of 772, sound 2723 USADP reference. (BEEP) Well, the... I'm sorry, I wasn't ready. The villagers knew
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Between 1963-1966 Richard Holbrooke completed diplomatic service first as a provincial representative for the Agency for International Development (AID), then as Staff Assistant to Ambassadors Maxwell Taylor and Henry Cabot Lodge. Holbrooke talks about his work in Vietnam, the assessments he had to complete and how the information he gathered while on the ground in Vietnam differed from that which we received from the United States Government... more
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09/16/1982
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President Richard Nixon's State of the World speech from 1971 talking about SALT negotiations and the state of world peace.
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2/25/71
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / One Step Forward
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"The Word" with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman focuses on the pardon and immunity granted to President Richard M. Nixon, based on a plea of depression. Spellman compares this to the treatment given to African Americans facing time in jail.
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10/17/1974
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Say Brother / Tavares
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about it. Could you say, Prince Sihanouk. I’m sorry. Well, I believe that Prince Sihanouk knew about it... Sorry, it—the bombings. Uh, I’m sorry. Apropos of the bombing, I think that Prince, , I'm sorry, yes, you're not, you’re not speaking! Heheh. Before the incursion and after the coup, I actually observed from a distance what was going on. I was called in by the government and asked for help. There also
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Mike Rives was an American diplomat in Cambodia from 1969 – 1970. Mr. Rives describes the difficulty in dealing with Prince Sihanouk, and the atmosphere in Phnom Penh after Lon Nol took over the government. He speaks about the American incursion into Vietnam and his discussions with General Alexander Haig about giving military support to Lon Nol’s government.
Date Created
03/25/1982
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Vietnam: A Television History / Cambodia and Laos
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Richard Nixon, "Can't afford four more years of of administration."
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10/08/1968
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American Experience / Nixon
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Color footage of President Richard Nixon on the tarmac, meeting people in Russia in May, 1972.
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5/1/1972
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / One Step Forward