Friday, January 16, 2009

Historybusters Review of Frost Nixon

Frost Nixon is certainly accurate enought to help someone pass a test, and on the whole we do reccommend it. It should be noted that the Frost Nixon Interviews were not nearly as important as the film makes them out to be, and the interviews themselves are much more interesting to me as a historian. However, if you want to introduce your kids to the Watergate scandal, you can't go wrong with Frost Nixon. We recommend that you also check out All the President's Men and The Pentagon Papers. Both films are Historybuster favortites. Put together all three films, along with the curriculum we have uploaded into the members' drop box, and your kids will be well informed.

Two investigative reporters from the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were assigned to investigate the Watergate burglary. Based on a number of tips they received from a political source nicknamed Deep Throat, Woodward and Berstein uncovered a link between the Watergate burglars and the White House Plumbers. All the President's Men, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is a marvelous retelling of their story.

Starring James Spader, The Pentagon Papers tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, the Rand employee who leaked top secret papers to the New York Times in order to set the record straight about America's military and political involvement in Vietnam. It's another Historybusting favorite.

To download the curriculum for these films, drop by your members' drop box...
If you want to know more about Watergate, click here for a wonderful website by the Ford Library...

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