Mad Men Season 7: This Is the Nixon Speech Don Draper Was Watching

April 6, 2015 5:00 AM

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Mad Men Season 7: This Is the Nixon Speech Don Draper Was Watching

Few things can place a fictional story on a real-world timeline better than a Presidential speech can. In the case of the Sunday night mid-season premiere of Mad Men, the background appearance of a speech by Richard Nixon dates one scene precisely, at April 30, 1970, around 9 p.m. Eastern, when Nixon addressed the nation.

It also dates the scene, though somewhat less precisely, to a time of what even the President of the United States dubbed “anarchy.”

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