Checkers (Full Episode)

On December 16, 2012 by Theater Talk Web


Original tape date: October 19, 2012.

First aired: November 3, 2012.

Playwright Douglas McGrath, director Terry Kinney, plus actors Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe discuss McGrath’s new play “Checkers”, based on the events surrounding Nixon’s 1952 Checkers speech where the candidate defended his reputation. More importantly, he pioneered the use of television as an effective political tool.

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