‘Nixon’s the One,’ Harry Shearer’s Bio-Comedy, Lands on YouTube
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By Allen Weiner
For those who lived during Richard Nixon’s presidency, it’s difficult to forget his smiling face adorning the red, white, and blue campaign button for his 1968 campaign. It read: “Nixon’s the One.”
Nixon will always be the one. And now we can relive that era all over again with comedian/renaissance man Harry Shearer’s masterful six-part series, “Nixon’s the One,” which has made its way to YouTube after a successful run on British TV.
Under the My Damn Channel banner, the show will debut a new episode each week beginning with the pilot, a 21-minute historical tour de force based on the infamous White House tapes. With minimal makeup, Shearer is remarkable in his ability to capture the personality and mannerisms of the 37th president with uncanny realism.
Shearer and historian Stanley Kutler studied hundreds of hours of the White House tapes with the purpose of capturing and staging a number of Nixon’s oddest and unintentionally hilarious moments inside the Oval Office. The show first aired back in 2012 as a one-episode TV special on the Sky Arts channel in the U.K. with an outpouring of praise, which led to the production of five additional episodes.
The pilot of “Nixon’s the One” exposes Nixon as a megalomaniac narcissist as he…
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