Season 1, Episode 1 Blind Ambition
Based on the memoirs of John W. Dean III and his wife Maureen, this four-part miniseries reconstructs the Watergate cover-up. In Part 1, Dean (Martin Sheen) is appointed special counsel to President Nixon (Rip Torn). H.R. Haldeman: Lawrence Pressman. Maureen: Theresa Russell. G. Gordon Liddy: William Daniels. John Ehrlichman: Graham Jarvis. John Mitchell: John Randolph. Jack Caulfield: Gerald S. O'Loughlin. Fred Fielding: Clifford David. Charles Shaffer: Ed Flanders.
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- Premiered: May 20, 1979
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- Premise: An eight-hour miniseries reconstructing the Watergate cover-up, based on the memoirs of former White House counsel John W. Dean III and his wife, Maureen. For Martin Sheen, who played Dean, it was the second of his four TV trips to the White House: He was… (more)