News

Today marks 40th anniversary of Nixon resignation

Today marks 40th anniversary of Nixon resignation

RICHARD NIXON: In this White House Official Photo, President Richard Nixon during his televised broadcast as he announced in Washington on Aug. 8, 1974, that he would resign the presidency. Photo: Associated Press

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and the privately held Nixon Foundation are co-releasing a trove of videotaped interviews with the disgraced former president to mark the 40th anniversary of his resignation following the Watergate scandal.

The 28 minutes of tape detail Nixon’s personal turmoil in his final week in office.

The clips were culled from more than 30 hours of tape recorded in 1983, a decade after he had retreated to California and out of the public eye.

In the tapes, a candid and unemotional Nixon talks about the day he made his final decision to resign, the infamous “smoking gun” tape and his family’s strong resistance to his resignation.

Portions of the interviews aired in 1983, but most of the footage has been in storage for decades.

Local Headlines

in Local

Lottery Scratch Ticket Sales Up

Iowa Lottery

Iowa lottery sales are up from a year ago...

in Local

Spencer Northwest AM Underway

Nw AM Lead

Hundreds of golfers are in Spencer for the Iowa's only 72-hole Amateur Tournament .

in Local

Northwest Iowa Soccer Club Looking at Complex Improvements

Soccer.4

The Northwest Iowa Soccer Club is looking to make some improvements to the town soccer complex.

in Local

MMC/R-U Sharing Update

school news

A proposed whole grade sharing between two school districts moves forward.

in Local

Sheldon Accident

Car Accident 1280

Three from Sheldon are injured in a 2 vehicle accident east of Sheldon.