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Nixon and Billy Graham on Vietnam

During the course of this three minute phone call at 9:52 PM, the Rev. Billy Graham congratulates President Nixon on his speech to the nation and alerts the President to an upcoming op-ed of his own to appear in the New York Times. Graham lays the blame for Vietnam at the feet of President John F. Kennedy and Kennedy's decision to support the November 1963 coup against South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Date:  Apr 07, 1971
Participants:  Richard Nixon, Billy Graham
Conversation Number:  001-014

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