John Dean and 'The Nixon Defense'

Thursday, August 7, 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • The Crawford Family Forum
  • 474 S. Raymond Ave.
  • Pasadena, CA 91105

*Reservations for this event are now at capacity, but you can catch the live stream of the program here at 7:00PM on Thursday, August 7th*

The Watergate scandal still resonates 40 years after the historic resignation of a sitting United States president. In light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, it has taken on new significance. John W. Dean, White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, was there through it all. In his latest book, The Nixon Defense, he draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide an answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it? We get the inside story as Dean joins KPCC’s politics and government reporter, Frank Stoltze, at our Crawford Family Forum. Don’t miss this window into an historic event that changed American politics forever.

Frank Stoltze: politics and government reporter for KPCC.

John W. Dean: former White House legal counsel to President Nixon; served as chief minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice; author of Blind Ambition and Worse Than Watergate. His latest book is The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.


Copies of The Nixon Defense will be available for purchase courtesy of Vroman's Bookstore.  John Dean will be signing copies of his book in the lobby immediately following the event.

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