ABC’s Documentary, Truth and Lies: Watergate, will air on June 16th at 9 p.m ET and focus, if the title wasn’t a giveaway, on the Watergate Scandal. In 1972, a break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters revealed information that led to Nixon’s resignation as well as the convictions of many of the administration officials.
Some of what viewers will see comes from information that has been seen and heard before. However, there will also be never before seen movies that were taken by Nixon’s White House aides. Two of those aides are H.R Haldeman and John Ehrlichman. Also to be shown are photos of the crime scene and hear interviews from those at ‘the front lines’ so to speak.
ABC says this about what will be seen in the documentary.
‘Never before seen Super 8 home movies taken by Nixon’s top White House aides, including H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, exclusive photos of the Watergate crime scene, and interviews with the key players who lived through the scandal.‘
The documentary focuses on one of the most scandalous incidents in presidential history and many are commenting on the timing for this being perfect, considering where our government currently stands.
There will also be interviews with John Dean, Alex Butterfield, Hugh Slogan, Judy Hoback Miller, Roger Stone, Rufus Edminsten, Joan Felt – the daughter of ‘Deep Throat’ aka Mark Felt – the FBI Informant who played a huge hand in revealing all of the secrets, and former anchor Dan Rather. All of those interviewed played a huge hand, in one way or another, in keeping secrets or putting it all on the table.
We’ve heard Mark Felt’s name in the news a bit recently, with this documentary and the first teaser trailer for the film The Silent Man, starring Liam Neeson as Mark Felt, being released just days ago.
Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward will also be interviewed, and those names sound familiar because they’re the first to break the story in The Washington Post.
For more information, you can head to EW to watch the trailer for the documentary.
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