The Resource Dick Cavett's Watergate

Dick Cavett's Watergate

Label
Dick Cavett's Watergate
Title
Dick Cavett's Watergate
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The documentary, featuring interviews from The Dick Cavett Show library - many not seen since the 70s - and new interviews with Carl Bernstein (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist), John Dean (former White House counsel), Timothy Naftali (Watergate historian) and Bob Woodward (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist), premieres Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS - exactly 40 years to the hour since President Nixon appeared on television to announce his resignation, which would officially take effect the next day, August 9, 1974. With the exception of the nightly network news shows, no one on television devoted more airtime to Watergate than talk show host Cavett. From 1972 to 1974, America watched the Watergate scandal unfold on The Dick Cavett Show as Cavett interviewed nearly every major Watergate figure - on both sides of the crisis - including John Ehrlichman, Alexander Haig, G. Gordon Liddy, Jeb Magruder and members of the Senate Watergate Committee: Senators Howard Baker, Daniel Inouye, Herman Talmadge, Lowell Weicker, and more. Unfolding through interviews with people who were directly involved, DICK CAVETT'S WATERGATE documents the critical Watergate milestones with new insight and perspective. New interviews with Cavett offer personal insights into the key Watergate personalities and provide historical context for the featured clips. On a more intimate note, Cavett reveals his reaction on discovering he was mentioned in the White House tapes - not once, but 26 times. The program features archival news footage and highlights from the Congressional hearings (appointment viewing in its day) to recount the behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and The Dick Cavett Show. In addition, viewers will see rare photos and memorabilia from Cavett's personal collection and hear never-before-broadcast audio from the White House tapes. Dick Cavett's Watergate begins with the first critical Watergate milestone: the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC, on June 17, 1972. Cavett reflects on the moment he first heard about the break-in and became a Watergate junkie. He recalls the first mention of the scandal on his show - a mere two days after the burglary - when his guest was Senator Edward Kennedy. New interviews with Bernstein, Dean, Naftali and Woodward explain why Watergate had no effect on Nixon's re-election on November 7, 1972, one of the largest landslides in American political history. A discussion with Dean about the showdown over the White House tapes sheds new light on the July 13, 1973, disclosure by Alexander Butterfield, former presidential appointments secretary, regarding conversations and telephone calls taped at the White house. The final critical milestone the program explores is the subsequent pardon by President Gerald R. Ford on September 8, 1974. In an interview from 1979 with President Ford, Cavett pressed the president for his opinion of Nixon's guilt or innocence. President Ford's response, 35 years later, is still surprising
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by PBS in 2014
Language note
In: English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scheinfeld, John
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
55
Technique
live action
Label
Dick Cavett's Watergate
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1144559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1144559
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945761768
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Dick Cavett's Watergate
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1144559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1144559
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945761768
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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