Tricky Dick, a CNN Original Series produced by Left/Right, premiered this weekend on CNN.
The series probes President Richard Nixon’s life and times; tracking his rise, fall, incredible comeback, and political destruction. Beginning with a look at his childhood and early political career in California, to the game-changing Kennedy-Nixon debates, through his disgraceful Watergate exit, this four-part documentary explores Nixon’s momentous life through archival footage.
Tricky Dick offers viewers fresh insight into a riveting story of politics, power, and scandal with never-before-seen footage and audio recordings of the 37th president.
It’s among a recent wave of documentaries produced with news coverage from the era and archival footage. Subjects rooted in politics are a big draw in the current climate. Earlier this month CNN launched the six-part The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power. Last year’s American Dynasties: The Kennedys became CNN’s biggest original series with 1.7 million total viewers tuning in for the first installment.
“Those series resonate so well because they connect history to the present,” said Amy Entelis, CNN Worldwide’s executive VP of talent and content development. “We always look at these historical series through the lens of what’s going on today. They’re not time capsules. They’re attempting to make you understand how history informs the present.”
See full cast & crew: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9635504/fullcredits
Don’t miss the next episode of Tricky Dick, ‘Nixon’s The One,’ next Sunday, 3/24, at 9 pm et/pt.