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.