As “Our Nixon,” a new documentary airing Thursday night on
The film, which made the festival rounds earlier this year, is pieced together from over 500 reels of silent, Super 8 footage shot by three of Richard Nixon’s closest aides -- H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin -- and seized by the
Among the material revisited in the documentary is an audiotaped conversation between the president, Haldeman and Ehrlichman about “All in the Family” from 1971 -– not long after the series premiered on
More than forty years later, America remains more or less intact while "All in the Family" is widely regarded as one of TV's all-time great shows. Opinions on "Our Nixon," however, appear almost as mixed as feelings about "Tricky Dick" himself.
“Our Nixon” arrives as CNN is aggressively getting into the political documentary game. Earlier this week, the cable news network announced plans for a feature-length project about Hillary Rodham Clinton. To be directed by Charles Ferguson, whose credits include “No End In Sight: The American