Clint Hill was a Secret Service agent for 17 years, helping to protect Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. He writes about his experiences in a new book, “Five Presidents,” and joined me to talk about it. Among the topics we covered:

  • The day Elvis Presley showed up at the White House to request a meeting with President Richard Nixon;
  • Nixon’s weird early-morning trip to the Lincoln Memorial during a massive anti-war protest;
  • The challenge of protecting LBJ in 1968 after the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy;
  • Dealing with a group of students who staged a sit-in inside the White House in 1964;
  • How Hill overcame the massive grief and guilt he felt about not stopping the assassination of President John Kennedy.

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Clint Hill will appear at the Missouri History Museum on Thursday night, May 19th, to discuss, sign, and sell copies of his book, “Five Presidents.”