On my reading list: Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years by Thomas Mallon. Dan Balz: “Mallon is a marvelous at turning historical events into fiction. His last novel was about Richard Nixon and Watergate and was a great read. [...]
WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia has had enough of homeless people camping in tents pitched behind the Watergate Hotel. The city began clearing the tents over the weekend -- calling the encampment unsafe -- after having spent months connecting a dozen tent city denizens with other forms of shelter. Show More Summary
After feverishly reading Robert Rosen's updated 15th anniversary eBook edition of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon, you feel like you are inside The Dakota with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. This isn't quite your average rock n roll biography. Show More Summary
According to Deadline, Jason Bateman has joined the cast of Felt, the Watergate movie that is still not a Kermit The Frog biopic. Liam Neeson is starring in the film as FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, better known to a pair of Washington Post reporters in the ‘70s as Deep Throat. Show More Summary
This week's Game Previews celebrate the greatest year in our nation's history: 1976. Actually, 1976 was a terrible year. The economy was awful. There were gasoline shortages. America was still reeling from the Vietnam War and Watergate. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Jason Bateman has been cast as FBI agent Charlie Bates in Felt opposite Liam Neeson. Bates discovers that FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt (Neeson) is leaking classified information on the Watergate investigation, and is conflicted about whether to destroy his mentor or protect him. Show More Summary
Now that Liam Neeson is aboard to play Watergate’s famed Deep Throat W. Mark Felt, the Peter Landesman spy thriller Felt is starting to pick up steam. Diane Lane has just been cast to play Felt’s wife, Audrey. It was she who took onShow More Summary
Is Liam Neeson making a return to serious, award-contending roles? It certainly seems that way. Because the Academy Award-nominated actor has signed up to star as the legendary Watergate informant Deep Throat in Peter Landesman’s...Show More Summary
Maybe hoping to inject some gravitas into a movie with a title that wouldn’t be out place attached to a biopic of Kermit The Frog, the producers of the upcoming Watergate thriller Felt are in talks with Liam Neeson to play the title role. Show More Summary
Liam Neeson in talks to star in Felt, a drama about Woodward and Bernstein’s famed Watergate source known at the time as Deep Throat but eventually discovered to have been FBI agent W. Mark Felt. Concussion helmer Peter Landesman isShow More Summary
In the premiere episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig's editor-in-chief and USC communications professor sits down with John Dean, the former legal adviser to President Richard Nixon, who blew the lid on Watergate scandal. Show More Summary
I asked Bob Woodward where he stands politically, since liberals regarded him as one of their own because of Watergate, and have seen him differently in years since. We also discussed his new book about Alexander Butterfield’s rule in the Nixon administration, The Last of the President’s Men. We discussed the darker side of [...]
We've lost Fred Thompson: Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and actor who starred on the television drama "Law and Order," died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 73. Mr. Thompson died after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a prepared statement issued by the Thompson family. Show More Summary
As all of the obituaries have noted, former Senator Fred Thompson had the rare, although not unprecedented career straddling show business and politics—there was Ronald Reagan before him, and Al Franken after him, among others, who swam in both waters. Thompson came to acting when he was a trial...
Fred Thompson, Watergate Warrior, Dead at 73
“How can a president not be an actor?” Ronald Reagan once said when asked how an actor could become president. I’m reminded of that quote when I think of Fred Dalton Thompson. Thompson was a Watergate lawyer who became an actor who became...Show More Summary
"POLITICO takes a look back at Thompson's political and personal maneuvers, from Watergate and the campaign trail, to his performances on 'Law & Order' and 'Persecuted.'"
Fred Thompson, the former U.S. senator from Tennessee and acclaimed film and television actor who first gained national prominence as a lawyer on the Senate committee that investigated Watergate, died Sunday in Nashville. He was 73.Read full article >>
He first came to the attention of the public in 1973 as one of the principal players in the Watergate hearings.
Fred Thompson, former U.S. senator and longtime actor in the TV series Law & Order has died. Thompson, who died in Nashville after a recurrence of lymphoma, was 73, according to a statement released today by his family. Thompson was born in 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama but grew up across the state line in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Show More Summary