Watergate, one of the greatest political scandals of all time, is coming to the Discovery Channel in a new documentary produced by Robert Redford.
"All the President's Men Revisited" was announced during the network's annual pitch to advertisers this week. According to the NY Times
, the two-hour special will offer viewers new insight into the event that rocked the nation and ultimately doomed the presidency of Richard Nixon.
"To be able to pull the fabricated and the real together, for the first time, is kind of a juicy opportunity for us,” Eileen O’Neill, the president of Discovery, told the paper.
Redford, who starred in the 1976 film "All the President's Men," met a couple weeks ago with the journalists whose detective work broke the story: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, and their editor at the time, Ben Bradlee.
According to sources, the actor will not only executive produce but also provide narration for the film. "It's the right time to take a look at this moment in history to inform the present," he's quoted as saying.
The announcement of the new project comes on the heels of Redford's launch of Sundance Productions, which will "create, develop and produce authentic fiction and nonfiction content programming that can be distributed on broadcast and cable TV, digital platforms and channels."
In a release, Redford stressed that the new production company will "address critical stories across a multitude of relevant platforms."
Look for "All the President's Men Revisited" to hit the Discovery Channel in 2013.