Monthly Archives: September 2009

  • Looking Forward

    Posted on by Frank Gannon

    In today’s New York Times, Mark Leibovich offers up an interesting —and even relatively objective—  profile of Liz Cheney based on a speech she gave in Nashville earlier this month.  Perhaps if Mr. Leibovich read TNN more attentively, he wouldn’t be coming so late to this story; the Cheney phenomenon has already been noted here […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • William Safire RIP

    Posted on by Robert Nedelkoff

    The New York Times website is reporting that William Safire, longtime columnist for the newspaper, one of Richard Nixon’s two leading speechwriters (with Ray Price) during the President’s first term, and, in 1959, an eyewitness to the Kitchen Debate in Moscow, has died at the age of 79. Update 9.28.2009, 10:22 am (pst) Courtesy of […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • Alger And Priscilla Hiss, 2009 Model

    Posted on by Robert Nedelkoff

    In early June of this year readers of Washington’s two dailies woke up to the news of the arrest of a much-liked, sophisticated, rather affluent local couple. W[alter] Kendall Myers, when FBI agents put the cuffs on him, was 72 years old; a great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell and scion of the Grosvenor family that […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • 9.26.60

    Posted on by Frank Gannon

    Forty-nine years ago tonight —on Monday  26 September 1960— the first televised debate ever held between presidential candidates was broadcast coast-to-coast.   Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy faced off in the studios of WBBM-TV, the Chicago CBS affiliate, and together they forever changed the face of American politics. For […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • A Career That Just Keeps Rollin' Along

    Posted on by Robert Nedelkoff

    Three months ago I wrote a post about a Philadelphia newspaper’s profile of Jennie Eisenhower, President Nixon’s granddaughter whose stage career has taken her to theaters around the country. Starting on Wednesday, and continuing until November 1, she can be seen in the Media Theatre, near Philadelphia, in a production of that venerable cornerstone of […]

    Posted in The New Nixon