Dick Kay and Richard Nixon

February 5th, 1968

Dick Kay and Richard Nixon, February 5th, 1968

Above: Dick Kay and Dick Nixon, the night of February 5th, 1968. Nixon had announced his presidential candidacy in New York on February 1st. Four days later he granted his first one-on-one television interview in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Dick Kay, then news director of WFRV television. The interview was broadcast live in prime time---which meant the pre-emption of one of the more popular television programs of the day. That turns out to be the subject of the brief clip that fans of Richard Nixon and/or Dick Kay can access below.

A few months after this interview, Dick Kay became a newswriter at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. In November, Dick Nixon became President of the United States.

Click here to view the beginning of Dick Kay's interview with Richard Nixon. [You will need RealPlayer to view this video] Richard M. Nixon on WFRV television

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