In 1962, Richard Nixon’s once meteoric political career lay in ruins. The former vice-president had suffered two bitter losses; one in the 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, the other in a bid for the governorship of California. Yet, only six years later, Nixon would be elected President of the United States. How did it happen? Why did it happen? Narrated by legendary talk show host Dick Cavett, this sobering, wry look at the Sixties shows how the decade divided us, and how one man stepped into the breach to claim the biggest prize of all.

Broadcast on PBS affiliates nationwide

Nominated for a 2011 Suncoast Emmy® Award

Recipient of a 2011 Silver Telly Award for Documentary Program

Network PBS

Air Date November 15, 2010

Producers Gaspar González | Alan Tomlinson
Directors Gaspar González | Alan Tomlinson
Concept By Gaspar González
Narrator Dick Cavett
Francesca De Onis
Cinematographer Alan Tomlinson
Editors Kirsten Strom | Alan Tomlinson
Colorist Clive Christopher
Music and Sound Mix Tracey Larvenz

Running Time 53:45

A WLRN / Tomlinson-De Onis Production