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Nixon & Jazz

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Nixon & Jazz

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The best jazz musicians in the world gathered at the White House more than 30 years ago to celebrate Duke Ellington's 70th birthday. A recording was made of the event but was never released, until now. Host Bob Edwards speaks with former Nixon attorney Leonard Garment and guitarist Jim Hall about the musicians, the politics and the newly-released recording, 1969 All-Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington.

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