• Short Summary

    President Nixon on Tuesday (February 12) compared his own Watergate ordeal with the vilification heaped on a famous predecessor ar the White House, President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Description

    President Nixon on Tuesday (February 12) compared his own Watergate ordeal with the vilification heaped on a famous predecessor ar the White House, President Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Nixon, speaking on the 165th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, said he would follow the example of this great Civil War leader by refusing to quit under fire.

    Mr. Nixon ostensibly came to praise President Lincoln for carrying through his aims, despite hostile political and newspaper opposition, and for leading the Union to victory over the southern Confederacy in the Civil War. But political commentators were quick to notice the parallels he drew between his own career and Lincoln's.

    A section of Mr. Nixon's speech is preceded by a brief commentary by Television News Inc. reporter, Charles Lord. An alternative is provided overpage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAES7S339KE6XSE10O72W18D91C
    Media URN:
    VLVAES7S339KE6XSE10O72W18D91C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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