Discovery and the White House Correspondents Association will co-sponsor an invitation-only premiere screening of the Silver Spring-based network’s upcoming “All The President’s Men Revisited” on Thursday, April 18, at the Newseum.
The two-hour special looks back at the 1976 flick about one of the largest looming historical events in baby-boomer history: the bungled break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate offices, which got traced back to the President Richard Nixon’s Committee for the Re-Election of the President,
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who earned a Pulitzer Prize for their Washington Post reporting on the break-in, which resulted in President Nixon’s resignation and introduced “[Fill in the Blank]-gate” to the national lexicon.
Also participating in the Q&A: Robert Redford, who played a more attractive version of Woodward in the ’76 flick “All The President’s Men.”
Ed Henry of Fox News Channel, who serves as president of the White House Correspondents Association, will moderate the discussion.
The two-hour documentary reuniting Woodward, Bernstein, Redford, and Dustin Hoffman, who played a more attractive Bernstein, premieres on Discovery on Sunday, April 21.
In the special, Woodward, Bernstein, Hoffman and Redford reflect on the events and their role in on politics, media, and national cynicism.
“Juxtaposing the reality of those who perpetuated the crime and those who pursued them, alongside those who portrayed them in the film, unfolds this historical turn of events in an entirely new way,” Redford explained.
“All The President’s Men Revisited” is choc-a-bloc with talking heads, including:
* Former executive editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee
* “The Daily Show host/exec producer Jon Stewart
* Former NBC evening news anchor Tom Brokaw
* Former Republican congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough
* Former general counsel to President Nixon John Dean
* Sir David Frost,whose interviews with Nixon got turned into the play/flick “Frost/Nixon.”
* Minority Counsel to Senate Watergate committee/actor Fred Thompson
* MSNBC host Rachel Maddow
* Republican political consultant Mary Matalin
* Editor in Chief of ProPublica Stephen Engelberg;
* Former Treasurer of the Committee to Re-elect the President Hugh Sloan
* The New York Times reporter David Carr
* Nixon speechwriter/actor Ben Stein
* Former Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus
* Former deputy assistant to President Nixon Alexander Butterfield
* Executive Editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson
* Joan Felt, daughter of Mark Felt, aka “Deep Throat”
* Democratic media advisor James Carville
* Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks
* Former congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman who served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee that recommended three articles of impeachment against President Nixon.
”All the President’s Men Revisited,” first announced last year, launched Redford’s Sundance Productions television and Web content creation company. Redford and producing partner Laura Michalchyshyn, who formerly headed Discovery’s now defunct Planet Green channel, exec produced the docu, with media exec Andrew Lack.