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October 12, 1973 – Who Is Gerald Ford? – Nixon Appoints A New VP.

Just as America was reeling from the shock of vice-President Spiro Agnew‘s resignation amid a flurry of accusations of improprieties, President Nixon announced the selection of House Minority leader and Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan as his Number 2. On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned and...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Putting A Bandaid On Watergate – October 13, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – October 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Following the surprise announcement of President Nixon’s choice of Gerald Ford as his Number 2, all of Washington was going into overdrive with speculation on what...

Much Ado About Spiro – September 26, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – September 26, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 26th in 1973 had a lot to do with the goings on in Washington; specifically, the goings on with the vice-President. While the Watergate hearings were pressing along,...

Spiro Speaks – An Interview With vice-President Spiro Agnew – May 17, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   With the disastrous events at Kent and Jackson State and the rising opposition to the War in Southeast Asia and our incursion into Cambodia, the White House desperately needed to shore up some dramatically falling popularity. So vice-President Spriro...

October 12, 1973 – Apres Agnew, Le Deluge.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Week – Oct. 12, 1973 A startling and jarring week, but in reality a dress rehearsal for something bigger to come in the future. Vice-President Spiro Agnew resigned over Income Tax Evasion and a criminal investigation to which he plead No...