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Nixon delivers ‘Checkers speech,’ saves political career 60 years ago this hour (1952)


Video: Sept. 23, 1952

(Tuesday, September 23, 1952, 9:30 p.m. EDT, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — Sen. Richard Nixon salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing live on television tonight to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising, defending his acceptance of more than $18,000 of secret — though legal — funds from political donors. Continue reading Nixon delivers ‘Checkers speech,’ saves political career 60 years ago this hour (1952)