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The Watergate Gallery is now open.
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American Artifacts: Nixon Library Watergate Exhibit

Sunday, June 19, 8 a.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m. ET on C-SPAN3

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California recently opened a new exhibit about Watergate. Director Timothy Naftali gave American History TV a tour of the exhibit, which chronicles events that led up to the break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 1972. Mr. Naftali also discusses the aftermath of the scandal, the resignation of President Nixon, and the lasting impact that Watergate made on our system of government.

Watch a preview here.

Also, a special Watergate block, Saturday, June 18, 1 p.m.; Sunday, June 19, 6 a.m.; Monday, June 20, 2 a.m. ET featuring:

* Archival Video of President Nixon's First Watergate Speech
* G. Gordon Liddy's radio show on the 25th anniversary of Watergate
* Katharine Graham on Breaking the Watergate Story
* Archival Video of President Nixon's Resignation Speech


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The Pentagon Papers are now open!

Link to Pentagon Papers online

On June 13, 1971, the New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers,” an illegally leaked, top-secret Department of Defense study written to recount and analyze America’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1945 through 1967. The public debate over the contents and President Nixon's private determination to prevent future leaks, ultimately shaped an era and doomed an administration.

Forty years later, we invite the public to see the officially declassified documents on display in our museum, available for study in our research room, and fully available online.

Call 714-983-9120 or email for more information or to reserve your seats.

March 31, 2011 Oral History Release

In celebration of the opening of the new Watergate Gallery on March 31, 2011, the Nixon Library is pleased to release video oral histories conducted between 2007 and 2011 with Benjamin Bradlee, Alexander Butterfield, Leslie Gelb, Harry Middleton, Ben Wattenberg, and Bob Woodward. The Library is also releasing audio of an oral history conducted with John Ehrlichman in 1987.

The oral histories are available in the Library's research room in Yorba Linda, California. The Alexander Butterfield interview is available online in the Virtual Library.

Link to the Virtual Exhibit