The conversation Nixon and H.R. Haldeman had on 2 November 1971 about television - especially cable television - struck me as wholly prescient.
In the final episode of Harry Shearer’s “Nixon’s The One,” we delve into Nixon’s relationship with the medium that saved his Vice Presidential ticket and also where he announced that he would leave the office of the Presidency.
Oh, and his conversation with Billy Graham in this episode was horrifyingly antisemitic. Yikes!
Television saved him, it almost destroyed him. He never quite figured it out. Why wouldn’t he resent something that powerful?
Watch more episodes from Harry Shearer’s ‘Nixon’s the One’ here: bit.ly