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August 1st, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Tonight: "Our Nixon"

Coming up this evening at 9, CNN Films presents an intimate look at the Nixon presidency as you've never seen it before. "Our Nixon" is comprised of home movies made by three of President Nixon's closest aides: H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and Dwight Chapin.

On Wednesday, Edward Nixon, the youngest and only surviving brother of the late president, joined Piers Morgan to discuss the new film, and also share memories of his brother's presidency.

Welcoming the 83-year-old for a live face to face interview, the host of "Piers Morgan Live" asked his guest if his brother ever apologized to him for any of his political or personal indiscretions:

"He didn't need to," declared Nixon. "For me, he did what he - what he was called to do as president of the United States, as leader of the free world, really, and he did his best."

Ed Nixon is hopeful this evening's film will recognize the record his brother left behind:

"We're setting out now to do the legacy on what were those dreams that he had? How many did he achieve? Far more than many of his predecessors ever would have dreamed of doing with Congress against him, and he got it done," the guest reminded. "And he was praised for doing that."

Before concluding his interview, Nixon made a special point to praise his interviewer for some of his additional televison work outside of the CNN umbrella:

"By the way, you were very good on that," he referenced vaguely. "A good entertainer."

"'America's Got Talent?'" the host inquired.

"Yeah," Nixon responded.

A former judge on the NBC program, Morgan instantly had an idea for a can't-miss episode:

"Maybe we should have had the Nixon family on. It would have been a great act."

Nixon smiled, and agreed:

"We would have made some smiles for you."

Tune in this evening at 9 as CNN offers a unique look at former President of the United States Richard Nixon.
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  1. Pat Ross

    Re:"our Nixon"
    Interesting and different BUT difficult to understand audio and captioning was not helpful. It really needs to be redone!
    White letters were on white background in some frames. Italicizes lettering and spacing was unclear. TOO SMALL (especially for those who are of an age of great interest). SUGGEST: black bar beneath or to the side, larger lettering, sharper font.
    Also the first half could use a few more connectors/ shorts between home films.Suggestion: news headlines or intro to where they are, more dates.
    I hope you can do this before Sunday. If so, I will watch again and I reckon first time viewers will like it much better.
    Thank you. a good idea..tech needs honing. I realize it was video from 70s but it needs to be understood with the help of today's technology, Thank you again. Patricia

    August 2, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Nancy Hogan

    When will this be on again? We found it difficult to follow and would enjoy being able to see this again.

    August 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. jsnyder42

    Yes–will this program be re-broadcast and, if so, when?

    August 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Carol

    Play this over and over. All of America will begin to draw some dots to all the coverups in our current administration.
    It's a joke to supply piles of redacted totally black pages to the investigations. If there is nothing to hide, give the
    committee the information they are asking for and the investigation would come to a halt. If this is the most transparant
    Presidency ever, give up the information! Please play this clear through the midterms, thanks!

    August 11, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply

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