Press conference, 1969 [sound recording].


Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996. Press conference, 1969 [sound recording].

Press conference, 1969 [sound recording].

This is an audio tape recording of a press conference held at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics on the campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD on October 23, 1969 during a visit by United States Vice President Spiro Agnew to the campus. The recording begins with SIO Director William A. Nierenberg who discusses the history of the Scripps Institution and introduces Vice President Agnew. SIO faculty comment on research in oceanography. Professor Douglas L. Inman discusses the near-shore environment. Professor John D. Isaacs describes research on the North Pacific. Dr. Edward Goldberg describes chemical aspects of environmental studies. Vice President Agnew comments on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, oceanographic research, and the marine science program of the nation, and invites questions from the audies and press. The discussions that follow focuses on national policy on the seas.

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