Though just a teenager when I saw this mini-series, I still remember how gripping the drama was. Considering how soon after Watergate it was made, Jason Robarts gave a surprisingly nuanced performance as the president brought down by corruption and dirty tricks. He was bad, but the master criminal was the Haldeman/Ehrlichman character played by Robert Vaughn, whose power increases the more he manages to isolate the president. I felt a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when the president's long-time secretary is pushed aside and Vaughn stands in the doorway, icily refusing her access. His Emmy for this performance was well deserved. The spreading corruption in the White House is fascinating, with stronger characters struggling to break free and weaker ones sinking into panicky treachery. A masterful political drama, and one that should be on video.
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