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Richard Nixon Funeral (1): Beginning of the ceremony

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Published on Aug 4, 2008

-Part 1 (of 13)-

U.S. President Richard Nixon's funeral service from April 1994 (complete).

In this segment, a military honor guard carries in President Nixon's casket, Nixon's family enters, and the commentators provide introductory remarks.

Reporters Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, and Jim Wooten periodically comment on the ceremonies and on Nixon throughout the funeral. Historian Stephen Ambrose joins them on occasion. The five then living presidents and first ladies (Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Roselynn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George and Barbara Bush, and Bill and Hillary Clinton), as well as President Nixon's family members (his daughters Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox and his sons-in-law and grandchildren), can be seen frequently during the ceremonies.

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