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Fame and misfortune: Broadcaster David Frost had 28 hours of interviews with former President Richard Nixon. He died Saturday at 74. (Associated Press)

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Richard Nixon's 100th birthday celebration cake, a few hours before it's rolled out to serve several hundred guests

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PAUL CARTER/CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY A pamphlet done up like an old school Hollywood guide to the stars chronicles the life of President Nixon, born 100 years ago this Wednesday. He died in 1994.

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A good-hearted tourist map honoring Richard Nixon has proved a bestseller as the former president's 100th birthday approaches Tuesday. (image from Paul Carter/California State University at Fullerton)

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In this July 14, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern with his wife, Eleanor, and Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton with his wife, Barbara Ann, stand before the Democratic National Convention delegates who chose them to try to capture the White House from President Richard Nixon in Miami. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo)

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The first televised presidential debate in history — between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy — shows the importance of stage presence. The candidates’ performance in this debate often is credited with helping lift Kennedy to victory. (Associated Press)

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The first televised presidential debate in history — between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy — shows the importance of stage presence. The candidates’ performance in this debate often is credited with helping lift Kennedy to victory. (Associated Press)

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Richard Nixon's personalized golf balls and tees are part of a private collection of White House objects to be auctioned Friday. The starting bid for the golf balls and tees is $50. (Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery)

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The Rev. Sun Myung Moon shakes hands with President Richard M. Nixon on Feb 1, 1974. During the heart of the Watergate scandal, Moon bought newspaper ads asking Americans to "Forgive, Love and Unite" for the sake of a stronger country. Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.

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Nixon by The Washington Times

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In this photo taken Thursday, March 8, 2012, Richard Nixon Foundation consultant Bob Bostock reads love letters exchanged between Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat in the early years of their romance and long before he became president, that are displayed at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library upcoming exhibit celebrating Pat Nixonís 100th birthday, in Yorba Linda, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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FILE - In this June 5, 1960 file photo, former President Richard Nixon, left, and his wife Pat pose for photos while campaigning at Rockefeller Center in New York. Six love letters between the 37th president and his wife will go on display Friday, March 16, 2012 as part of an exhibit at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The exhibit is intended to celebrate what would have been Pat Nixonís 100th birthday and is dedicated to her life and accomplishments. (AP File Photo)

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** FILE ** Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, pose for photos while campaigning for the presidency at Rockefeller Center in New York in June 1960. (AP Photo)

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President Richard Nixon (right), shown with Redskins coach George Allen on Jan. 2, 1973, challenged the NFL to change its blackout policy. (Associated Press)

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