CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1979
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(Studio) Richard Nixon's resignation 5 years ago recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(San Clemente, California) [August 8, 1974, NIXON - resignation speech.] Films shown. [NIXON - farewell address to staff.] Nixon's Public life since Watergate examined, include his visit with Shah of Iran, trip to Hyden, Kentucky, attendance at memorial service for Hubert Humphrey, White House visit with Deng Xiaoping, interviews on David Frost show and French TV; films shown, [French TV, NIXON - says he takes responsibility and has paid the Price.] Litigation over public access to Nixon's White House tapes noted still in process; National Archives film shown. Nixon's apparent financial situation outlined; sources of income considered. Emotional and physical health of example-pres. and Mrs. Nixon hypothesized; films shown. [Writer Ben STEIN - describes Nixon.] Nixon's stay at Casa Pacifica in San Clemente, California, reported described as "Napoleon-like exile." Future plans, incl meeting with Chinese officials and move to NYC, outlined from perspective of Nixon's possible reentry into political and public life; response of audience at Illinois Republican gathering at tribute paid him noted. [Representative Philip CRANE - says Nixon has contribution to make to American political scene.] More cautious assessment of Nixon's political potential from other Republican cands. cited. [Senator Robert DOLE, George BUSH, John CONNALLY, Representative John ANDERSON - comment on Nixon; President Carter, Gerald Ford mentioned.] [French TV, NIXON - says he doesn't intend to just fade away.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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