Retired LSU History Professor Paul Paskoff joins Jim to talk about the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon. Forty years ago today on August 8, 1974, then President Nixon announced his plan to resign as President of the United States "effective immediately," and the following day he left office. Jim and Paul discuss that day and the days leading up to it, as well as the lasting legacy of President Richard Nixon.
Also, Vincent Bugliosi the prosecutor of Charles Manson talks with Jim to close out the last two segments of today's show. Vincent and Jim discuss the murders of Sharon Tate and others which led to Charles Manson's prosecution and subsequent sentence of life imprisonment, as well as other details from the case.
Jim discusses the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago today, and whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in Dallas that day. His guests are Richard Lipsey, who was present at JFK's autopsy, and former attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi.