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The Brookings Cafeteria Podcast- Stephen Hess on Nixon and Moynihan: White House Odd Couple

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Nixon and Moynihan: White House Odd Couple

December 18, 2014, Stephen Hess and Fred Dews

When Richard Nixon brought Daniel Patrick Moynihan onto the White House staff in 1969 to be his urban affairs advoser, the consequences for both would be tremendous, as recounted by Stephen Hess in this podcast based on his fascinating tale of those years, The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House (Brookings, 2014). Hess, a senior fellow emeritus at Brookings who was not only Moynihan’s deputy on the Urban Affairs Council but also a close friend, offers vivid anecdotes of what he witnessed during those years.

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