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President Richard Nixon answers questions about his role in the Watergate burglary scandal and his tax returns on Nov. 17, 1973. (AP Photo)
President Richard Nixon answers questions about his role in the Watergate burglary scandal and his tax returns on Nov. 17, 1973. (AP Photo)
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Traditionally, major party presidential nominees have released their tax returns to the public for the last 40 years. The custom dates back to Richard Nixon and a donation he made to the National Archives which raised a lot of questions, and led to a jail sentence for one of his aides.

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Mitchell Zuckoff, Sumner M. Redstone professor of narrative studies at Boston University. He tweets @mitchellzuckoff.

This segment aired on August 9, 2016.

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