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TORONTO (March 14, 2013) – Discovery and award-winning actor/director Robert Redford present ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN REVISITED – a landmark television event looking back at Watergate on its 40th anniversary. PremieringSunday, April 21 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, the two-hour Sunday Presentsexclusive gains access to the top players – including those directly involved in Watergate, as well as others from politics, journalism, and the media. Former Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein, along with Redford and Dustin Hoffman, who famously portrayed the pair in All the President’s Men, all reflect on the events that impacted journalism, the American presidency, and the global political culture.
In June 1972, a break-in occurred at the Democratic National Committee's Watergate offices, which was traced back to President Richard Nixon's Committee for the Re-Election of the President. Woodward and Bernstein, colleagues at The Washington Post, uncovered the story after doggedly investigating the scandal and exposing a long, twisted trail of cover-ups and lies. 2013 marks 40 years since 1973 – Watergate's most pivotal year, and the year Bernstein and Woodward earned a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting.
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN REVISITED also includes interviews with former executive editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee; Jon Stewart from THE DAILY SHOW; NBC News’ Tom Brokaw; former Republican congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough; former general counsel to President Nixon John Dean; journalist Sir David Frost; Minority Counsel to Senate Watergate committee and actor Fred Thompson; MSNBC host Rachel Maddow; Republican political consultant Mary Matalin; The New York Times reporter David Carr; Nixon speechwriter and actor Ben Stein; former Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus; former deputy assistant to President Nixon Alexander Butterfield; Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson; and Joan Felt, daughter of Mark Felt, aka “Deepthroat.”
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