PHOTO: Getty Images/Hulton Archive Nixon resigns

Aug. 8, 1974: Nixon Resigns, Indiana Reacts, WIBC Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Aug. 8, 1974, Pres. Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. The next day he left office and Vice Pres. Gerald Ford, elected to neither office, was sworn in as president. 

The night of the president’s speech, WIBC carried not only the speech, but also an analysis of the unprecedented move and provided expert analysis from Hoosiers on the Indiana connections, of which there were several.

Here is a portion of the broadcast, including the speech and WIBC’s commentary. You can scrub through the Soundcloud file.

PHOTO: Getty Images/Hulton Archive


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