Nixon resigns : 08/09/74

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  • Facing the near certainty of impeachment by the House of Representatives and probable conviction by the Senate for his role in the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in disgrace on August 9, 1974. This NBC News program tracks the unfolding events throughout that difficult day, including Nixon's emotional farewell speech to his staff, shown in its entirety. Hosted by Jane Pauley.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 01, 2008.
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  • Resignation of America's 37th President (4:17) -- Nixon Resignation: Transition of Power (4:24) -- Richard Nixon's Final Appearance in the White House (3:56) -- People: The Heart of the White House (4:07) -- Pride in Public Service (2:55) -- Richard Nixon Honors His Parents (4:56) -- Richard Nixon on Adversity (4:59) -- Mr. and Mrs. Nixon Board a Helicopter (3:25) -- Nixon Makes Final Departure (3:43) -- Gerald Ford Addresses the Nation (3:28) -- Gerald Ford: Oath of Office (3:05) -- Overview of President Nixon's Final Day in Office (3:03) -- Washington Political Scandals (3:42)
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