9. Tapes and Evidence

In late 1973 and early 1974, courts and Congress began to order Nixon to turn over evidence. In addition to about 1,200 pages of internal memos and other communications, he had to turn over countless hours of tapes. Nixon had a habit of recording almost everything that occurred in the White House, which provided investigators with plenty of evidence against him. These tapes became a popular joke in pop culture due to their often unflattering potrayal of Nixon. A classic example is a joke in many versions of the Arlo Guthrie song "Alice's Restaurant," in which Guthrie jokes that Nixon must have deleted a portion of a tape where he had been listening to the original version of the song.

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