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American Experience; Nixon; Cambodia: Congress reacts

Part of The Vietnam Collection.


Senators Gore, Javits, and Fulbright attacking invasion of Cambodia. Cutaways of Fulbright and reporters.

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American Experience
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Cambodia: Congress reacts

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


Gore, Albert, 1907-1998
International relations
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Cambodia
Executive power
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Campaigns--Cambodia
Cambodia--History--Civil War, 1970-1975
United States--Foreign relations--Asia
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Press conferences
Bombing, Aerial
United States--History, Military--20th century
United States--Politics and government
Politics and war
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Washington, DC
Gore, Albert, 1907-1998 (Speaker)
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986 (Speaker)
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

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