Nominee for Vice President in 1952 elections, Republican Senator Richard Nixon delivers his "Checkers" speech
Washington DC USA Date:1952, September 23 Duration:29 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
Richard Nixon, nominee for Vice President in elections of 1952, addresses the nation in a nationwide televised program sponsored by the Republican Committee. Republican Senator Nixon of California delivers his "Checkers" speech from his office. He defies any charges of taking $18,000 from his supporters for his personal use. He condemns his democratic opponents during his speech. Nixon speaks about his wife Pat Nixon, shown sitting in the office and he speaks of her hard work. He presents an audit of entire campaign fund and reads it. Nixon details his modest family background and his complete financial history. He recalls his services in World War II and their earnings after he returned. Nixon mentions the incident of receiving a dog 'Checkers' as a gift. He speaks about problems of corruption and communism and a better future under the Presidency of General Eisenhower. He expresses people's expectation of lasting peace and end of the Korean war. Trailer at end with text "This program was reproduced by the Kinephoto Process."
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