Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This documentary takes a look at the achievements and failures of Richard M. Nixon, throughout his long political career, which brought him from California to the White House. With archival film footage, the story traces Nixon's rise to prominence from his start as a "communist-baiter" in the Alger Hiss case, through his two-term tenure as president, which ended in disgrace. Highlights are clips of Nixon's visits to China and the Soviet Union, as he worked to defuse the Cold War. The unlikely course of events of Watergate are traced, resulting in Nixon's resignation to avoid impeachment. Political scholars and observers discuss the character flaws that led to his untimely downfall.
anti-Communism, political-leader, politician, President, remembrance, resignation [quitting], Watergate