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Watergate 

This Mini series gives insight on Richard M. Nixon and the scandal he was involved in that eventually led to his resignation as America's president.
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Scott Armstrong Scott Armstrong ...  Self (staff, Senate Watergate Committee) 3 episodes, 1994
Howard Baker ...  Self (vice-chairman, Senate Watergate Committee) (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Richard Ben-Veniste ...  Self (prosecutor) (1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Robert Bork ...  Self (Solicitor General, acting Attorney General)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Alexander Butterfield ...  Self (White House aide)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Kathleen Chenow Kathleen Chenow ...  Self (White House secretary) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
William Cohen ...  Self (House Judiciary Committee)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Charles Colson 3 episodes, 1994
Archibald Cox ...  Self (Special Prosecutor)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Sam Dash ...  Self (counsel, Senate Watergate Committee)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
John Dean ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
John Ehrlichman ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Carl Feldbaum Carl Feldbaum ...  Self (assistant prosecutor)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Gerald Ford ...  Self (Vice President)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
David Frost ...  Self 3 episodes, 1994
Leonard Garment Leonard Garment ...  Self (Counsel to the President) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Seymour Glanzer Seymour Glanzer ...  Self (federal prosecutor) 3 episodes, 1994
George Gross George Gross ...  Self (grand jury member) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Alexander Haig ...  Self(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
H.R. Haldeman ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Jim Hamilton Jim Hamilton ...  Self (investigator, Senate Watergate Committee)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Robert Hartmann Robert Hartmann ...  Self (VP Ford's Chief of Staff) 3 episodes, 1994
Richard Helms ...  Self (CIA director) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
E. Howard Hunt 3 episodes, 1994
Richard Kleindienst ...  Self (Attorney General)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Bud Krogh Bud Krogh ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Fred La Rue Fred La Rue ...  Self (political advisor to John Mitchell) 3 episodes, 1994
Angelo Lano Angelo Lano ...  Self (FBI agent)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
G. Gordon Liddy ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Jeb Magruder ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Robert Mardian Robert Mardian ...  Self (campaign political advisor) 3 episodes, 1994
James McCord ...  (1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Tom Mooney Tom Mooney ...  Self (Republican counsel, House Judiciary Committee) 3 episodes, 1994
Jonathan Moore Jonathan Moore ...  Self (advisor to Elliott Richardson) 3 episodes, 1994
James Neal James Neal ...  Self (prosecutor) 3 episodes, 1994
Bernard Nussbaum Bernard Nussbaum ...  Self (deputy special counsel, House Judiciary Committee) 3 episodes, 1994
Bart Porter Bart Porter ...  Self (assistant to Jeb Magruder)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Elliot Richardson ...  Self (Attorney General)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Peter Rodino ...  Self (chairman, House Judiciary Committee)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
William Ruckelshaus ...  Self (Deputy Attorney General)(1994) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Henry Ruth Henry Ruth ...  Self (deputy special prosecutor)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Donald Sanders Donald Sanders ...  Self (staff, Senate Watergate Committee) 3 episodes, 1994
Daniel Schorr ...  Narrator / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Charles Shaffer Charles Shaffer ...  Self (Dean's lawyer)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
Earl Silbert ...  Self (federal prosecutor) 3 episodes, 1994
Barney Skolnik Barney Skolnik ...  Self (federal prosecutor) 3 episodes, 1994
Ray Thornton Ray Thornton ...  Self (House Judiciary Committee) 3 episodes, 1994
Tony Ulasewicz 3 episodes, 1994
Jill Volner Jill Volner ...  Self (prosecutor) / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Vernon Walters Vernon Walters ...  Self (CIA deputy director) 3 episodes, 1994
Charles Wiggins Charles Wiggins ...  Self (House Judiciary Committee)(1994) 3 episodes, 1994
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This Mini series gives insight on Richard M. Nixon and the scandal he was involved in that eventually led to his resignation as America's president.

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Very informative but not much engaging
5 January 2013 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

The political crime of the century in America is covered in details in this special documentary made by BBC, divided in 5 parts, going from the planning of Watergate's break-in up to the final act that led to president Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974. 20 years later of the latter, people who were involved in this affair, in one way or another, whether being part of the invasion or close to it or investigating the case, they all share their personal stories about one of the most notorious political scandals of all time.

It's a fantastic source of research, with plenty of information about everything involving Watergate and its aftermath, with some (at the time) exclusive presentation of facts - such as Nixon's conversations tapes. Praise must be made to the makers of this project (which should be viewed along with Oliver Stone's masterpiece "Nixon", since some events were suppressed or given little importance - the Saturday Night Massacre, rapidly presented but never mentioned by its name given by the media); however, it's not much of an engaging one. Whenever each part is running towards its final moments it gets weary, infatuated with some unimportant facts and very, very prejudicial omissions (Woodward and Bernstein's coverage of the case barely gets mentioned).

If you want facts, has a huge curiosity on the subject, this is a must-see. There's plenty of interesting interviews with John Dean, Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, Robert Bork, they're all there and even Nixon's interview with David Frost, that later became the basis of movie and play "Frost/Nixon". It presents loads of facts but doesn't play an intrusive part while presenting and analyzing them. It leaves that to the viewers. Documentaries can be good when they do this, without trivializing things or taking a side of the issue. 8/10


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