A Nixon Documentary in Progress
Brian L. Frye and Penny Lane are making a documentary about RN, using a previously-untapped source:
EVERYBODY KNOWS that during the Watergate investigation, the FBI confiscated more than 3700 hours of Nixon’s secret tape recordings. But the FBI also confiscated 204 reels of Super-8 film. The confiscated films were home movies made by Chief of Staff H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, Chief Domestic Advisor John Ehrlichman, Special Assistant to the President Dwight Chapin, and Deputy Assistant Larry Higby. Everyone knows about the secret tapes because they forced Nixon to resign. But the home movies were filed away and forgotten. For the first time, OUR NIXON presents those home movies to the public – to tell a familiar story from an unfamiliar perspective. You might be surprised by how much the story changes in the telling.
According to their bios, Frye “is a filmmaker, journalist, and professor of law.” Lane’s “2005 documentary THE ABORTION DIARIES has become an important organizing tool in the reproductive rights community, having shown in almost every U.S. state and worldwide.”