Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal

Watch Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal

  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (77)

Featuring rich archival footage and interviews with key insiders who had a front row seat to the biggest Presidential scandal of the 20th century, Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal questions if America has learned anything since Watergate or if we, as a nation, are destined to repeat the past.

Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal
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The Downfall
4. The Downfall
June 12, 2022
With the bombshell revelation of Nixon's White House tape recording system, a battle begins for the tapes that will eventually lead to the collapse of the Nixon presidency. Was that the end of Watergate, or are we still seeing the same abuses of power in politics today?
The Whistleblower
3. The Whistleblower
June 12, 2022
As the Nixon Administration sinks deeper into the Watergate scandal, Dean plays a multi-dimensional chess game to appease the White House, Watergate investigators, and a new wife. The heart-pumping back and forth reveals the importance of Dean's April 15 conversation with Nixon, and the eventual unraveling of the cover-up and the resignations, culminating with Dean's infamous testimony in front of the Senate, and the world.
The Coverup Continues
2. The Coverup Continues
June 5, 2022
Dean is pulled deeper into the cover-up until it becomes too much to bear, and he realizes that he must convince Nixon to end it. He decides to take Nixon through problems that can only be solved by the truth. Events follow quickly as Dean's superiors plan to make him the scapegoat for their actions. But they have selected the wrong person, for as Bob Woodward later described it: Dean was willing to blow himself up to end the coverup. Dean doesn't flip, instead, he simply tells the truth, which Nixon later described in his memoir as information from which they could never recover.
The Break-In
1. The Break-In
June 5, 2022
Fifty years ago, the break-in at the Watergate began a chain reaction that started with a cover-up and ended with the resignation of President Nixon. John Dean, former counsel to the President, gives color to the narrative that this wasn't a two-bit bungled endeavor; instead, it was one of many operations orchestrated by Nixon's people. We reveal the real story behind the beginning of the cover-up and Dean being pulled onto center stage.
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Featuring rich archival footage and interviews with key insiders who had a front row seat to the biggest Presidential scandal of the 20th century, Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal questions if America has learned anything since Watergate or if we, as a nation, are destined to repeat the past.

  • Premiere Date
    June 5, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (77)