CNN to Air Nixon Documentary Aug. 1

CNN said Saturday that it will air its "Our Nixon" documentary starting Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9-12 p.m., repeating on Aug. 4 and again on Aug. 10 in the same 9-12 timeslot.

The films draws on archival and interview footage, White House tape excerpts and "re-discovered" Super 8 home movies from Dwight Chapin, special assistant to the President; chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, and domestic adviser John Erlichman.

The film has already been exhibited at film festivals, including at the AFI Docs festival outside Washington Saturday (June 22), where the airdate was announced.

The documentary is from CNN Films and will get a theatrical release this year as well, the centennial of President Nixon's birth. Cinedigm will handle that theatrical distribution, which begins Aug. 30.

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