In honor of the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Milhous Nixon, legendary comedian Harry Shearer has released an excerpt from his comedic series, “Playhouse Presents: Nixon’s The One,” which debuted on England’s Sky1 earlier this year. To create the spot-on satire, Shearer and Nixon historian Stanley Kutler pored through thousands of hours of footage from the Nixon tapes and CBS video recordings, pulling the most fascinating moments to create an intimate portrait of what Shearer considers to be “one of the great American comic characters of the 20th century.” All footage uses Nixon’s dialogue, verbatim, including this clip, in which Shearer portrays the final minutes leading up to Nixon’s infamous resignation: [Read more]

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