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How 'Checkers' Changed the Game of Television » Richard Nixon Foundation
September 23 marks the anniversary of one of the most consequential and precedent-setting speeches in U.S. history: Richard Nixon’s much-famed Checkers Speech. Not only did this speech ensure 39 year-old Senator Nixon’s place on the 1952 Republican presidential ticket as Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vice president – thus serving as a launching pad for his eventual …