“The five one-hour segments of Watergate follow this amazing tale from before the break-in at Democratic National Headquarters to Nixon's resignation. Part 3 of the documentary recounts the moment when the prosecutors informed Dean that the Oval Office tapes existed.
Dean immediately broke into a big smile, knowing that corroboration for his testimony existed. In the course of their investigation, the producers found a “smoking gun” memo in White House chief of staff H.R.
And Short praised the documentary not only for its accuracy, but for reminding people that Watergate was “an organized attempt to subvert the American Constitution.” “Had it not been that the president bugged himself and destroyed himself, we might have seen an almost dictatorial takeover of the Constitution of the United States,” Short said.
Season year 2018 Network History Purchase rights Stream instantly Details Format Prime Video (streaming online video) Devices Available to watch on supported devices In the course of a mammoth, horribly absorbing four-hour film from Charles Ferguson we are immersed in a world of milky TV news footage, big lapels, bulbous comb overs, dirty tricks, sweat, jowls and guilt.
It was a time when the nation learned its president had compiled a deadly serious “enemies list” that included Paul Newman. America’s Watergate ordeal lasted from the first break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington DC on 28 May 1972, and lasted until 8August 1974, with Richard Nixon’s blandly impenitent resignation, tendered in return for a promised presidential pardon from his successor Gerald Ford, exempting him from the criminal prosecution that put his co-conspirators behind bars.
Good of’ boy Nixon strategist Pat Buchanan also appears, cheerfully confident that he is not in the frame. The Watergate case is one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics.
The percentage of Approved Tomato meter Critics who have given this movie a positive review It was based on the book Watergate : The Corruption and Fall of Richard Nixon, by Fred Emery.
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