It is 40 years ago since former US president Richard Nixon made public the tape recording that showed he approved the cover-up of the Watergate break-in. 

Four days later, the 37th president resigned in disgrace. 

Today, the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, along with the Richard Nixon Foundation, put out his candid reflection on the scandal. 

The interviews were recorded ten years after his resignation with his former White House aide Frank Gannon. 

One new video per day is being published on YouTube through to Saturday 9 August.

In the recordings, he describes the difficult decision to step down under an impeachment cloud during the Watergate scandal in 1974.

He discusses his final day at the White House, when he signed the resignation agreement, gave a short speech and left for California. 

On 17 June 1972 five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC.

The burglars were linked to the Republican president’s re-election committee who were trying to get information on his political opponents.

It was found that the Nixon administration attempted to cover-up its involvement.

WATCH: Nixon describes Watergate decision 

An investigation revealed President Nixon had a tape-recording system in his offices.

Following a US Supreme Court ruling, the president was forced to hand over tapes which ultimately led to him stepping down - the only resignation of a US president to date.

He was pardoned on 9 September 1974 and died in 1994. 

His foundation is inviting the general public to follow the story as it unfolds daily and engage on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using the hashtag #APresidentResigns.

You can follow the video series here