July 31st, 2013
01:49 PM ET
9 months ago

Crossfire: Nixon with no expletives deleted

(CNN) - In preparing for the re-launch of Crossfire, we discovered this interview in the CNN archives. In November of 1982, Crossfire host Pat Buchanan sat down with his former boss, ex-President Richard Nixon. Their conversation touched on many of the famous people Nixon had known, including Dwight Eisenhower, the Kennedy brothers and Lyndon Johnson. Nixon also reminisced about being Vice President and disclosed what he looks for in any president.

His picks for the three best politicians of the 20th century probably will surprise you.

If all you know of Nixon is “Watergate” –or if you still want to impeach him for it- take a moment to watch these clips: Nixon’s insights are fascinating – both about people he knew and about problems that are still current in 2013.

Finally, a WARNING: We mean it when we say we aren’t deleting expletives! Wait until you hear his comments –on camera but during a commercial break- about the then-new first volume of Robert Caro’s biography of Lyndon Johnson.

Watch OUR NIXON, a CNN FILMS documentary, airing Thursday 9 p.m. ET and PT on CNN.

Crossfire, featuring Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter premieres on CNN this fall.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Crossfire, featuring Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter premieres on CNN this fall.
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    Yeah, Nixon was quite the passionate character. He would be tagged a "RINO" and primaried in today's version of Republicans. And who says Republicans don't like change?

    July 31, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    I can't watch the video on my phone, but if Nixon bashing Caro, then he needs to be quiet and sit down.

    Want an education about public works and policy? Want an education on the history of this nation in the 20th century? Read "The Power Broker" about New York's Robert Moses and read the 4-volume (thus far!) biography of LBJ, all written by our greatest living historian, Robert A. Caro.

    July 31, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  3. Clem

    Why is the likeness of this creep, relevant today? He was tried and convicted of lies, above and beyond those of normal men. Why's he in the news today?

    July 31, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |