Transcript for Secret Nixon Tapes Made Public
Some of those secrets of Richard Nixon's presidency were made public today testimony of his appearance before a grand jury. And recordings from the Oval Office there was a lot of anticipation what if anything did he say about that mysterious. Eighteen and a half minute gap on the Watergate tape. Here's Nightline co anchor Terry Moran. Richard Nixon's grand jury testimony from 1975. Finally released today was the only time he spoke under oath. About Watergate. But in -- he once again denies all defends himself dodges questions. There was that infamous eighteen and half minute gap and a crucial Oval Office tape made just three days after the Watergate break in. Supposedly Rose Mary Woods his loyal secretary. Accidentally erased it she showed how and a photo the Rosemary woods stretch it was dubbed. Nixon told the grand jury he was as stunned as anyone else about the gap rose had thought it was four minutes and now council of found that it is eighteen and -- half minutes and -- practically blew my staff. And new tape show another side. In May 1970. Nixon visited if -- war protesters in the middle of the night at the Lincoln Memorial. Years later he recorded his remembrances. -- wanted to be sure that people realize. Ending the war city streets and air and water and cut it -- Spiritual hunger. Nixon himself was and remains a great and enduring mystery. Of American history Terry Moran ABC news.
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