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Special Segment (Ten Years Ago) #539062

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President Richard Nixon's resignation due to Watergate scandal reviewed. [1974, NIXON - announces resignation.] [Former Senator Robert GRIFFIN - will never forget tragedy of that evening.] [1973, NIXON - denies prior knowledge of Watergate break-in or cover-up.] Events leading to Nixon's resignation recalled. [August 5, 1974, GRIFFIN - calls for Nixon's resignation.] [Today, GRIFFIN - felt Watergate endangered nation] [Nixon's former press secretary Ron ZIEGLER - notes Nixon was aware of need to resign.] [Author Nicholas von HOFFMAN - believes Nixon was victim of mass hysteria.] [Elliot RICHARDSON - feels Nixon brought his own downfall; explains.] [August 9, 1984, NIXON - believes hate is destructive.] [ZIEGLER - notes differing perspectives on scandal.] [RICHARDSON - equates Nixon with protagonist in Greek tragedy.] [ZIEGLER - recalls Pat Nixon's comment upon leaving White House]
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

Brokaw, Tom;
Dobyns, Lloyd

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