Press: Nixon Tapes

CBS buys a video memoir

When British Talk Show Host David Frost recorded five interview programs with former President Richard Nixon in 1977, CBS News refused to bid for the broadcast rights, preferring to avoid disputes over "checkbook journalism." Last week, however, CBS News acknowledged that it has bought, for a reported $500,000, the rights to 38 hours of taped conversation between Nixon and a former White House aide, Frank Gannon, who helped Nixon write his memoirs. The footage will be edited into three 30-minute segments that will air next month, two on 60 Minutes and one on a forthcoming magazine show,...

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