Nixon Defends Secret Funds (1952)

Political candidates live in a storm of controversy. When a candidate's character comes under fire during a campaign, how they respond can make the difference between winning and losing an election. In this episode of PODIUM, Richard Nixon counters charges of financial corruption, a major controversy in his 1952 vice-presidential campaign. This historic speech was delivered via national television broadcast on September 23, 1952. Political speech experts featured in this episode include: Michael A. Cohen Author, Live From The Campaign Trail Adam Frankel Speechwriter for President Obama Robert Lehrman Professor of Speechwriting, American University Charlton McIlwain Professor of Media, Culture & Communication, New York University PODIUM is a bi-weekly series that embraces the art of public speaking and honors those with something to say. From historic political speeches, to contemporary commencement addresses, to wedding toasts, the series explores various genres of speechmaking and provides inspiring, insightful analysis including "how-to" content. Follow @THNKR on Twitter for the latest! Like us on Facebook: Check out what we're into on Tumblr:
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