Secret Nixon Tapes: Future Presidents Called to Console

Future presidents Reagan and Bush 41 called to comfort President Nixon amid Watergate scandal.
1:47 | 08/21/13

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Betty liu in new york. We turn to secret audio tapes that shattered a president and the trust of a nation. We hear the last words of president nixon at the moment of the searing scandal of watergate. Reporter: April 30, 1973. Good evening. Reporter: A night richard nixon needed friends and then. Hello, mr. President. Reporter: A call from a future president, ronald reagan. The secret phone recording system kicks in. How are you. Fine. Reporter: Nixon had announced the regular nation of close aides implicated in watergate, sacrificed to save him. Reagan says. For what it's worth, we're still behind you out here and i wanted you to know you're in our prayers. Give our comment plimts to nancy. How did you marry such a pretty girl? I was lucky. Reporter: Then another future president calls. George bush is on the phone. Hello? Mr. President? That's h.W. Bush. He had seen the speech, too. I really was proud of you. I know it was tough. I just wanted to tell you that. sounds anxious to wrap up. This is going to come through good and a lot of people rooting for you. All right boy, good of you to call. Reporter: The tapes themselves would spell the ends of nixon in office despite what bush said at the end of the call. This, too, shall pass. Reporter: It did not. Still ahead right here on

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