Richard Nixon

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
The Boomer Years

 

The “Baby Boom” of the mid-20th century created a generation of people who grew up witnessing the rise of television, space exploration and rock ‘n’ roll. In celebration of the “Boomer Years,” the Roadshow is looking back with nostalgia at the vintage treasures from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including: a 1956 Elvis “Love Me Tender” standee that was found during a home renovation; a 1958 Martin Luther King Jr. letter purchased for $20 at the estate of a Richard Nixon biographer; and Charles Schulz comic strip art, ca. 1960, owned by a former Hallmark employee who worked with Schulz for 12 years, valued at $200,000 to $250,000.

 

Dick Cavett’s Watergate

 

From 1972 to 1974, as the Watergate scandal unfolded, television host Dick Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure. In this unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history, witness Watergate through the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the ongoing behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and The Dick Cavett Show, culminating with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Nixon

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE : Nixon

 

Examine the complex life and career of Richard Nixon, whose legacy includes both ending America’s involvement in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Forced to resign, his administration eroded Americans’ faith in their government.

 

CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES
The Blind Men and the Elephant

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a film by Ken Burns

CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

Produced by Ken Burns and directed by Barak Goodman, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.


The six-hour, three-part film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.

 

The Blind Men and the Elephant


Richard Nixon declares “war on cancer” in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer. But at the bedside, where patients are treated, few new therapies become available, and a sense of disillusionment takes hold, leading some patients and doctors to take desperate measures. It is not until the late 1990s that the advances in research begin to translate into more precise targeted therapies with the breakthrough drugs Gleevec and Herceptin. The film intertwines the story of Dr. Lori Wilson, a surgical oncologist who is diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2013.