Twelve days after the Watergate break-in, Richard Nixon held a press conference on everything but that event. In the East Room of the White House on June 29, 1972, the President touched upon the standard policy points from unemployment to social security while trying out some levity, too: when asked what areas of the world he would like to work on next, he quipped, “Well, I don’t want to go to the Moon.”
The President also joked around with a young journalist, one Dan Rather of CBS Evening News, seen here standing with his back to the camera. Join us this Friday at noon in the William G. McGowan Theater for Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News as anchor Dan Rather discusses his autobiography, including his frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS News, and shares stories of the people he has crossed paths with professionally.
Maybe we’ll even hear some new Nixon stories?