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Nixon says Watergate tapes must remain confidential 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'Nixon: Address to the Nation About the Watergate Investigations 15. August 1973 Part 1of2'

(Wednesday, August 15, 1973, 9 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — In a nationwide radio and television address from the Oval Office, U.S. President Richard Nixon denied anew tonight any involvement in the Watergate conspiracy, road-tested the executive privilege argument about the Watergate tapes, decried a “backward-looking obsession” with the scandal and appealed for Americans to help him “get on with the urgent business of our nation.” Continue reading Nixon says Watergate tapes must remain confidential 40 years ago this hour (1973)