MPR News Presents for January 9, 2013
Jan 9, 2013 Nixon on the campaign trail in 1968 Photo courtesy of Dirck Halstead Guests David Eisenhower: Historian and director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. President Nixon's son-in-law and grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Author of several books about Eisenhower, and working on a book about Nixon and the 1968 presidential campaign. David Greenberg: Historian and professor at Rutgers University. Author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image." Ray Price: Presidential speechwriter for Richard Nixon and the author of President Nixon's first three post-presidential books. Ellen Fitzpatrick: Moderator at the JFK Library. Professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
Historians discuss President Richard Nixon's complicated legacy in a forum held at the JFK Library in Boston in 2007. On Jan. 9, 2013 dignitaries and family members mark President Nixon's 100th birthday at a gala in Washington. He died in 1994 at the age of 81.