The Presidents 2016: Nixon
Preview: Season 3 Episode 2 | 30s
Even today, decades after his death, Richard Nixon inspires divided passions in America. Nixon was a self-made man who rose from modest Quaker beginnings in California to the most powerful office in the world. Admired and reviled, loved and hated, the man and his life continue to fascinate us.
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Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
President Nixon kept an "enemies list" of those who criticized him.
President Nixon garnered approval with his "Silent Majority" speech in November 1969.
The Nixon-Kennedy debates would forever change the way Americans chose their Presidents.
Nixon decided to use force to end the Vietnam War with "the Christmas Bombing."
In 1972, Nixon took a risk and responded to North Vietnamese aggression by bombing Hanoi.
Nixon fired special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox in "The Saturday Night Massacre."
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