Watergate Weekend, Part One: All the President’s Men

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Tomorrow will be the 46th anniversary of one of the most important political events of the 20th century: The break-in and attempted bugging of the Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C., at the Watergate office complex.

That break-in and its historic aftermath have been rendered many times on film, most recently as a cameo in 2017’s “The Post.” But today, we’re watching the best-known cinematic rendition of Watergate, “All the President’s Men,” a 1976 adaptation of journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s 1974 book of the same name. Written by William Goldman, it stars Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman was Bernstein, with outstanding supporting performances from Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander and — Eric’s personal favorite — Jason Robards as the executive editor of the Washington Post, Ben Bradlee.

If you, like Emily, have never seen “All the President’s Men,” you can rent it on Amazon, Vudu or iTunes, or you can stream it on Filmstruck if you have a subscription there. Go watch the movie and then listen to our discussion!

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