Ken Hughes



GUEST: Ken Hughes is a researcher with the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. His new book is Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate.
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TOPIC: The break-in at Watergate and the cover-up that followed brought about the resignation of Richard Nixon, creating a political shockwave that reverberates to this day. But as Ken Hughes reveals in his powerful new book, in all the thousands of hours of declassified White House tapes, the president orders a single break-in— and it is not at the Watergate complex. Hughes’ examination of this earlier break-in, plans for which the White House ultimately scrapped, provides a shocking new perspective on a long history of illegal activity that proonged the Vietnam War and was only partly exposed by the Watergate scandal. 


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Friday, August 8, 2014.



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