This mockumentary follows the fictional career of Harvey Wallinger, ostensible chief aide and adviser to Richard Nixon, from Nixon's time as Eisenhower's vice-president through his loss in the 1960 election to John F. Kennedy to his own eventual election as U.S. president in 1968. Wallinger gives Nixon advice over the course of his career and, in numerous interviews, catalogs the attitudes, skills, and insight that made Nixon as great as Nixon thought he was. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
By 1971, Woody Allen
had sworn off doing television work but decided to do this special as a contribution to PBS. When this special was yanked before airing because of pressure from the Richard Nixon
White House - it was a satire of then National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger
- Allen cited the incident as an example of why he "sticks to movies". See more