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Bag Man Episode 6 Sources

Bibliographic and research material for Episode 6: A Disappearing Act
Agnew File Box 5
Vice President Spiro Agnew's daily schedules and calendars as Vice President, which are archived at the University of Maryland, College ParkMike Yarvitz

These are the source references for Episode 6 of Rachel Maddow's Bag Man podcast, a transcript of which you can find here. Subscribe through your preferred podcasting service.


Witcover, Jules. “Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew”, PublicAffairs, 2008

Cohen, Richard and Witcover, Jules. “A Heartbeat Away”, Viking Press, 1974

Agnew, Spiro T. “Go Quietly … Or Else”, William Morrow, 1980

Nixon, Richard. “RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon”, Simon & Schuster, 1990

London, Martin. “The Client Decides: A Litigator's Life: Jackie Onassis, Vice President Spiro Agnew, Donald Trump, Roy Cohn, and More”, Eastlake Press, 2017

Coffey, Justin. “Spiro Agnew and The Rise of the Republican Right”, Praeger, 2015

Ehrlichman, John. “Witness to Power: The Nixon Years”, Simon & Schuster Publishing, 1982

Richardson, Elliot. “The Creative Balance: Government, Politics, and The Individual in America’s Third Century.” Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1976

Haig, Alexander M. “Inner Circles: How America Changed The World: A Memoir”, Grand Central Publishing, 1992


“Texts of Charge Against Vice President and of Grand Jury Criminal Information”, The New York Times (October 11, 1973)

“Reporters Subpoenaed by Agnew To File Objections Today”, United Press International (October 10, 1973)

“Resignation Ends a Court Test On Disclosure of News Sources”, The New York Times (October 12, 1973)

“Closing In on Agnew: The Prosecutors’ Story” by Aaron Latham. “New York Magazine” (November 26, 1973)

“Citizen Suits To Force Repaying Funds Are Headache For Officials”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (August 22, 1976)

“Civil Suit Takes Aim At Spiro Agnew”, Tampa Bay Times Newspaper (April 16, 1981)

"Taxpayer, Activist Anger, Sach’s Switch Led To Victory in Agnew Suit”, The Baltimore Sun Newspaper (April 30, 1981)

“Agnew Pays $268,482; Sachs Elated”, The Baltimore Evening Sun Newspaper (January 4, 1983)

“Sinatra Reported Working Hard Among Friends To Raise Money to Aid Agnew”, The New York Times (December 4, 1973)

“The Vice President In Exile”, The New York Times (December 29, 1996)

“Mandel Guilty: Jury Convicts Governor, Five Co-Defendants”, The Baltimore Sun Newspaper (August 24, 1977)

“Former Maryland U.S. Attorney George Beall Dies”, WMAR-TV (January 17, 2017)

Archival Material:

“Meet the Press”/NBC (May 18, 1980)

Courtesy: KABC-TV

NBC News Special Report (October 20, 1973)

NBC News Special Report (October 10, 1973)

WTOP-TV (October 10, 1973)

NBC Nightly News (October 10, 1973)

NBC News Archives (October 10,1973)

NBC Nightly News (April 24, 1981)

“The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder”/NBC (May 20, 1980)

NBC News Special Report (October 11, 1973)

Notes and Papers on Investigation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. Elliot L. Richardson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library

Notes and Papers on Baltimore County Investigation, 1973. Beall Collection / Lewis J. Ort Library, Frostburg State University