Nixon Library To Release 265 Hours Of White House Tapes

nixon‘The cease-fire in Vietnam, the release of American prisoners of war, Watergate, U.S. policy in the Middle East, the assassination of two U.S. diplomats in Sudan by the Black September Organization …’ are just a few of the topics discussed on the tapes to be open on Thursday. CNN reports:

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library will open a trove of records at the facility and online Thursday, including 265 hours of White House tapes, officials said.

The library, in Yorba Linda, California, will also open more than 140,000 pages of presidential records and 75 hours of video oral histories, officials said. The library is part of the National Archives.

The White House tapes span February 1973 to March 1973 and include a few from early April 1973. There are no transcripts for these tapes, but the library has produced a detailed subject log for each conversation, National Archives officials said in a statement.

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  • Orbitalspryness

    So who’s going to get rape charges for this leak?!

  • Orbitalspryness

    So who’s going to get rape charges for this leak?!

  • dumbsaint

    Possibly a diversionary tactic to distract the media from Cablegate? Either way a bit more transparency has been achieved.

  • Anonymous

    Possibly a diversionary tactic to distract the media from Cablegate? Either way a bit more transparency has been achieved.

  • Hadrian999

    wake me up when it’s the Clinton white house tapes

  • Hadrian999

    wake me up when it’s the Clinton white house tapes

  • 5by5

    I only want to hear 18 minutes.

  • 5by5

    I only want to hear 18 minutes.

  • Honu

    This is brilliant actually. With all the Wiki leaks hub bub, they can release some tapes that include proof of corruption, if they have any, and it’ll barely make a blip on the radar. AND in this culture of extreme corruption, an old Nixon tape that might prove he was even more corrupt than we already know, will seem pretty tame. In 35 years from now they’ll release GW’s email memos and other documents of evidence proving all sorts of things relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and business dealings and more. And just so it doesn’t seem like I’m bashing Repubs, I have no doubt that Clinton and Obama are as corrupt as they come. I just don’t see it as clearly as Bush. The system is broken. We know this is true. It’s probably been this way before or maybe it’s always been this way. It’s just all greed and corruption couched in ideas of freedom, patriotism, what’s left of the idea of the American Dream and the right to do whatever you want to…even though you can’t really do everything you want to. There’s practical solutions to some problems but the politics of today aren’t about gettign things done. I wasn’t born at the time of the moon landing but I find it incredible that a government agency sent a man to the moon.

  • Honu

    This is brilliant actually. With all the Wiki leaks hub bub, they can release some tapes that include proof of corruption, if they have any, and it’ll barely make a blip on the radar. AND in this culture of extreme corruption, an old Nixon tape that might prove he was even more corrupt than we already know, will seem pretty tame. In 35 years from now they’ll release GW’s email memos and other documents of evidence proving all sorts of things relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and business dealings and more. And just so it doesn’t seem like I’m bashing Repubs, I have no doubt that Clinton and Obama are as corrupt as they come. I just don’t see it as clearly as Bush. The system is broken. We know this is true. It’s probably been this way before or maybe it’s always been this way. It’s just all greed and corruption couched in ideas of freedom, patriotism, what’s left of the idea of the American Dream and the right to do whatever you want to…even though you can’t really do everything you want to. There’s practical solutions to some problems but the politics of today aren’t about gettign things done. I wasn’t born at the time of the moon landing but I find it incredible that a government agency sent a man to the moon.

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