American Presidents: Nixon
Using archival footage and photographs, this program documents the life, struggles and scandal of our 37th President of the United States, Richard M.Nixon. Nixon was the first president to resign from office. Twice elected vice-president under Eisenhower, he lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy. Out of office for 8 years, Nixon re-emerged and won the presidency in 1968 and again in 1972. His administration ended the war in Vietnam and opened relations with communist China. However, his many accomplishments in office were overshadowed by a scandal known as Watergate. This scandal would consume the final years of his presidency and force Richard Nixon from office.