BILL MOYERS' JOURNAL: ESSAY ON WATERGATE (TV)

Summary

One in this series of programs on people and issues in the political and cultural forefront. In this program, Bill Moyers examines the Watergate morality and asks whether it is intrinsic to American life today. Opening with clips from speeches by President Richard M. Nixon, Moyers traces his own ideals, discusses the skepticism created by Watergate, and says desire for power caused abuses of power. On tape, Henry Steele Commager concurs. Incorporating film of Watergate testimony of Gordon Strachan, and John Dean, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, John Mitchell, and others, Moyers analyzes the atmoshpere of paranoia in the Nixon administration. Moyers concludes that although certain leaders have failed morally, American idealism has not been totally shattered.

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS
  • DATE: October 31, 1973 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:58:50
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T79:0079
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Corruption (in politics)
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1972-1976, 1979-1981
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CREDITS

    • Jerome Toobin........ Executive Producer
    • Martin Clancy........ Producer
    • David L. Haase........ Associate Producer
    • Margaret Dennis........ Associate Producer
    • Jack Sameth........ Director
    • Bill Moyers........ Host
    • Richard M. Nixon
    • John Dean
    • Gordon Strachan
    • John Ehrlichman
    • John Mitchell
    • Henry Steele Commager
    • Haldeman, H.R. "Bob"