It was 40 years ago tonight that Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency.
Harry Shearer inhabits Richard Nixon in this verbatim comedic re-creation of Nixon’s poignant last 6 minutes before he resigned the Presidency, on August 8th, 1974.
This excerpt, from Shearer’s TV series “Nixon’s The One,” includes Nixon’s previously little known - and surprising - words to the CBS camera crew, which Shearer uncovered using advanced audio restoration techniques.
For the rest of “Nixon’s The One,” Harry Shearer and his co-writer, Nixon historian Stanley Kutler, combed through thousands of hours of the legendary Nixon audio tapes, and re-enacted word for word the best moments as if filmed by a hidden camera.
Stay tuned for more news on the US launch of the series in fall 2014, which aired earlier this year on Sky Arts in the UK.
Couple of live web cams for Oahu. H/T to explore.org
Sunrise isn’t for a couple more hours so there isn’t much to see. But should get interesting after daybreak.
From the Telegraph: Ukraine crisis: rebels shoot down military plane carrying 49
Defence ministry confirms reports separatists have shot down a military plane
A Ukrainian military plane carrying at least 49 passengers aboard has been shot dead by rebels, according to reports.
The Ilyushin-76 military transport plane went down while approaching an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Friday night, a source with the Ukrainian Anti-Terror Operation of the Ukrainian military forces told CNN.
Hat Tip: @UkraineConflict
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No, there hasn’t been any wingnut outrage over this…yet anyway. Being the “Obama Loyalist” or “Obot” that I am, I thought this video was really cool.
YOU KNOW HE DID THIS TO DISTRACT FROM BENGHAZI SCANDAL AND THE PEOPLE HE DELIBERATELY LEFT TO DIE THERE AND I WONDER HOW MANY VETS HE KILLED TODAY IN MARXIST FASCIST GOVERNMENT VA HOSPITALS??????!!!!!!11!!!1!! PROGRESSIVES ARE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!11TY