CD-ROM Gives New Spin on Nixon

There's no 18-minute gap, but Watergate addicts who want a jazzier version of "The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House" can rejoice. The former White House chief of staff's secret chronicles of the late President's rise and fall will soon be available on CD-ROM.

Developed by Sony's electronic publishing arm, the title takes advantage of the versatility and massive storage capacity of the silvery compact discs. The CD-ROM holds five times as much text as the just-published book, including 2,200 pages of unedited entries, plus most of Nixon's appointment logs, 700 photographs and 45 minutes of home movies shot by H.R. Haldeman, narrated by fellow convict Dwight Chapin, the President's appointment secretary. All for $69.95.

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