Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

For three decades, that version of Nixon's story largely gathered dust -- until now.

Starting today, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation, portions of the tapes will be published each day by the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum and the private Richard Nixon Foundation.

Check out the rest of the segments as they are released, on the YouTube channel, "A President Resigns," here.