The Nation: Those Old Tapes Never Fade

Suddenly it was like the old days. Turn on the tube or open a newspaper, and there was yet another "new" Nixon tape. David Frost used three unpublished transcripts to surprise the ex-President. The New York Times and Washington Post played their newly uncovered transcripts under big headlines. Was some new Deep Throat reeling off tapes in the night whenever a Watergate researcher or reporter thought he needed one?

No. But there are transcripts of at least 28 Nixon tapes not previously part of the public record scattered across the U.S. They are from the 73 tapes subpoenaed by the Watergate special...

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