It was 40 years ago tonight that Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency.
Harry Shearer inhabits Richard Nixon in this verbatim comedic re-creation of Nixon’s poignant last 6 minutes before he resigned the Presidency, on August 8th, 1974.
This excerpt, from Shearer’s TV series “Nixon’s The One,” includes Nixon’s previously little known - and surprising - words to the CBS camera crew, which Shearer uncovered using advanced audio restoration techniques.
For the rest of “Nixon’s The One,” Harry Shearer and his co-writer, Nixon historian Stanley Kutler, combed through thousands of hours of the legendary Nixon audio tapes, and re-enacted word for word the best moments as if filmed by a hidden camera.
Stay tuned for more news on the US launch of the series in fall 2014, which aired earlier this year on Sky Arts in the UK.