Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and ... See full summary »
Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and optimism forever been replaced in our national dialogue by doubt and cynicism? 2013 marks 40 years since 1973 - Watergate's most pivotal year. Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein doggedly investigated the scandal exposing the long, twisted trail of cover-ups and lies. Written by
Very entertaining documentary that originally aired on the Discovery Channel. The documentary features interviews with Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Carl Berstein, Bob Woodward and dozens of current political commentators as they discuss not only the film but also the events that led to President Nixon stepping down from office. To be honest, there's very little talk about the actual film, although Redford does talk about when he got interested in doing the film and there's also a reunion between him and Hoffman where they discuss the characters. The majority of the running time is devoted to the actual events as we hear current television personalities talk about the events and the breaking points that eventually brought Nixon down. For the most part this documentary does a very good job at explaining everything so that even the most single-minded person would be able to see what happened, why it happened and why Nixon had to step down from office. Ben Stein is interviewed and he's still brought to tears by the event. I thought the interviews were all extremely good and especially on subjects like Deep Throat. It's interesting hearing from the two real reporters on the events that led to the source coming out of hiding and admitting what he did. History buffs should certainly enjoy this documentary.
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