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Luke Nichter on the Nixon Tapes and the End of the Vietnam War

Nixon Now Podcast

On this edition of the Nixon Now podcast, we’re talking the Nixon Tapes again, with specific focus on President Nixon’s taped conversations about the end of the Vietnam War in 1972 and 1973. Our guest again is Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M University, Central Texas. He’s the nation’s foremost expert on the Nixon White House Tapes, and founder of NixonTapes.org.Read Transcript Here: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2019/06/podcast-luke-nichter-nixon-tapes-end-vietnam-war/Interview by Jonathan MovroydisPhoto: President Nixon with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu in June 1969. (Richard Nixon Presidential Library)

47mins

27 May 2019

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Luke Nichter on the Nixon Tapes, Withdrawing from Bretton Woods, and the End of the Gold Standard

Nixon Now Podcast

On this edition of the Nixon Now Podcast, we explore the Nixon Tapes, with specific focus on President Nixon’s conversations about how he attempted to avert an economic crisis in the early 1970s. On August 15, 1971, President Nixon’s shocked the world, again, a month after he revealed that he was going to China. He announced on national television that he would be ending America’s involvement in the Bretton Woods System, and ending the practice of backing the dollar with the precious metal, gold.Our guest again is Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M Central Texas. He’s the nation’s foremost expert on the Nixon White House Tapes, and founder of NixonTapes.org.Read the Transcript: https://bit.ly/2L2QrkPInterview by Jonathan Movroydis.Photo: On August 15, 1971, President Nixon gave a televised address to the American people, explaining America's new economic policy. (Associated Press)

41mins

8 Apr 2019

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Luke Nichter on the Soviet Union and the White House Tapes

Nixon Now Podcast

On this edition of the Nixon Now Podcast, we’re talking the Nixon Tapes again, with specific focus on President Nixon’s conversations about diplomacy with leaders of the Soviet Union. Our guest is Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M, Central Texas. He’s the nation’s foremost expert on the Nixon White House Tapes, and founder of NixonTapes.org.Read transcript here: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2019/01/luke-nichter-soviet-union-white-house-tapes/Interview by Jonathan Movroydis.Photo: President Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev sign the AMB Treaty and interim Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement in Moscow on May 26, 1972.

41mins

7 Jan 2019

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Luke Nichter on the 1971-1972 White House Tapes and China

Nixon Now Podcast

On this edition of the Nixon Now Podcast, we’re discussing the Nixon Tapes again, with specific focus on President Nixon’s conversations about rapprochement to the People’s Republic of China beginning in 1971, and culminating with the historic trip in February 1972. Our guest is Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M Central Texas. He’s the nation’s foremost expert on the Nixon White House Tapes, and founder of NixonTapes.org.Read Transcript here: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2018/12/podcast-luke-nichter-1971-1972-white-house-tapes-china/Interview by Jonathan Movroydis.Photo: President Nixon's historic handshake with Premier Chou en-Lai upon stepping off Air Force One in Beijing on February 21, 1972 (Richard Nixon Presidential Library).

39mins

24 Dec 2018

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Luke Nichter on the Early 1971 Tapes and Vietnam

Nixon Now Podcast

On this edition of the Nixon Now Podcast, we discuss the Nixon Tapes again, with specific focus on President Nixon’s conversations with National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, in 1971. Our guest again is Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M Central Texas. He’s the nation’s foremost expert on the Nixon White House Tapes, and founder of NixonTapes.org.Nixon writes in his memoirs that he installed the taping system as a way to record history accurately and he mentions that the installation occurred around the time of the Lam Son 719 operation to combat Communist infiltration in Laos. He felt that much of the press coverage was wrong about the Vietnam War, and decided to give another major speech about Vietnam on April 7, 1971. It covered the Laos operation and the way forward for American policy in Indochina.Read Transcript Here: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2018/10/podcast-luke-nichter-early-1971-tapes-vietnam/

27mins

27 Oct 2018

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Luke Nichter on the Origins of the White House Taping System

Nixon Now Podcast

Why did Richard Nixon install a taping system in the White House? On this edition of the Nixon Now Podcast we explore these and other questions about the capturing of presidential history from February 1971 to July 1973.Our guest is Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M University, Central Texas. He’s the nation’s foremost expert on the Nixon Tapes — and founder of NixonTapes.org, the only website dedicated solely to the scholarly production and dissemination of digitized Nixon tape audio and transcripts. He’s also co-editor of two volumes on the Nixon tapes with fellow historian Douglas Brinkley.Interview by Jonathan Movroydis.For more information and transcripts click on the link below:https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2018/10/podcast-luke-nichter-origins-white-house-taping-system/

31mins

12 Oct 2018

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Luke Nichter on "Richard Nixon and Europe"

Nixon Presidential Library Events

The U.S.-European relationship remains the closest and most important alliance in the world. Since 1945, successive American presidents each put their own touches on transatlantic relations, but the literature has reached only into the presidency of Lyndon Johnson (1963-9). This first study of transatlantic relations during the era of Richard Nixon shows a complex, turbulent period during which the postwar period came to an end, and the modern era came to be on both sides of the Atlantic in terms of political, economic, and military relations.Moderated by Jonathan Movroydis.Filmed at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on October 23, 2017.

1hr 1min

29 Sep 2018

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Luke Nichter on Nixon and NATO

Nixon Now Podcast

This month marks the 67th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The future of NATO has been the subject of media buzz lately, especially as GOP front runner Donald Trump has called the American-European defense alliance obsolete.To discuss how President Nixon saw the future of NATO, America’s relationship with Europe, and what American leaders can learn from him is Texas A&M History Professor Luke Nichter.Nichter is the co-author with Douglas Brinkley of the recent volume of bestsellers on the Nixon Tapes, and the recently released "Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World."Interview by Jonathan Movroydis.Luke Nichter's books are available for purchase from the Richard Nixon Museum Store: https://store.nixonfoundation.org/search?q=luke+nichter

35mins

11 Apr 2016