How Gripping Can It Be? Find out on ‘Watergate: High Crimes in the White House’

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For a while now, Paramount+ has been the home of several captivating documentaries. The streaming network is at it again with Watergate: High Crimes in the White House.

This documentary follows the scandal and crime that disassembled President Richard Nixon during the renowned break-in at the Watergate office complex.

A Recap of the Real Incident

A Recap of the Real Incident

The burglary happened 50 years ago, being the most remarkable political crime in the history of the U.S. That early morning, June 1972, five thieves were arrested with the discovery of wiretapping gadgets installed inside the Watergate complex.

The film includes the unbelievable Oval office conversations privately recorded by President Richard Nixon, along with Haldeman's thoughts recorded in his secret audio diaries. Strong firsthand information from several of Nixon administration assistants provides shocking new details.

Dwight Chapin reflects on his era as the President's assistant and the almost eight months he stayed in federal prison for outlaws related to Nixon's 'dirty deals' campaign. Stephen Bull also recounts the poignant and painful last hours at Nixon's side as he chose to resign from office- being the first American President to do that.

What was perceived as a mere robbery became an exceptional tale of scandal and crime, leading to the President's dismantling.

Cast and Crew

Adam Goldfried directs the film alongside Bob Woodward, Lesley Stahl, and Carl Bernstein. Other voices include Richard B-Veniste, Angelo Lano, Hugh Sloan, Judy H. Miller, and Alexander Butterfield. 

Terence Wrong and Susan Zirinsky of See It Now Studios are the producers, with Mitch Weitzner as the chief producer and Sasha Reuther as the senior producer.

The Documentary Release Date

Watergate: High Crimes in the White House debuts this Friday, June 17th, via Paramount Plus after broadcasting on CBS TV Network. Stay connected!

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