Biography: Richard Nixon - Man And President
His political savvy took him to the height of governmental power. Corrupt political practices caused him to suffer a humiliating fall and ultimately cost him the presidency.
Richard M. Nixon's life was a rollercoaster ride of supreme highs and devastating lows. Born on a modest ranch in Yorba Linda, California, the ambitious young Republican was a successful two-term vice president until a string of political pitfalls sent him into an early retirement. After his stunning career comeback finally put him in the seat of power at the White House, his presidency came crashing down in the wake of the infamous Watergate scandal.
In this in-depth program, Biography offers a detailed look at this extraordinarily complex man. With rare photographs and interviews with close friends and observers, this is a portrait of one of the most significant political figures of the 20th century.