Nixon and the Challenge of Vietnam:

Discussions on President Nixon's Public Speeches

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

6:00 p.m



On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library will host a facilitated panel discussion on President Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War.  The evening event will feature a moderator and four esteemed panelists from around the country who will discuss President Nixon's public policy speeches on the Vietnam War that were telecast from the White House into living rooms around the country between 1969 and 1973.


"The topic of the Vietnam War and the role of the presidencies and their administrations in prosecuting the conflict is very timely given the recent documentary series, The Vietnam War, premiered by PBS this past September," states Nixon Library Director Michael Ellzey. "Our goal at the Library is to bring together and feature a wide variety of perspectives and viewpoints from academics, writers and researchers of the era, to enable a better collective understanding of the history of the conflict, U.S. involvement, the antiwar movement and the search for peace - a debate that continues more than 40 years later - surrounding arguably the most controversial war in our nation's history." 


The panel will be moderated by Dr. Gregory Daddis from Chapman University and will complement a traveling exhibition currently on display at the Nixon Presidential Library entitled

"Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War"

Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Military photographers stationed in Vietnam took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict-photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it. 
The "Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War" exhibit at the Nixon Library runs through January 7, 2018.


Join us for this lively discussion at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on November 8, 2017 at 6 pm in Theater 37.  
This event is free for the public.


The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

The Nixon Presidential Library recently reopened the museum after a $15 million redesign of the permanent gallery. Guests can now experience a state-of-the-art learning environment that inspires critical thinking about the life and career of our 37th President and his era.



The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is one of 13 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is open year round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible.

For more information about museum visitor hours and researcher hours, call 714-983-9120 or go to www.nixonlibrary.gov.


Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886



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