TELEVISION: Nixon Without Nostalgia

A BBC Documentary Recounts the Sordid Story Of Watergate

Nostalgia may be the last refuge of a desperate culture, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming an American obsession. The theme song of the '90s seems to be The Anniversary Waltz. Thirty years pass since the Kennedy assassination; time for another round of J.F.K. reminiscences. D-day hits the / big five-oh; trot out the veterans and the homilies. We've commemorated the 25th anniversary of virtually every milestone of the '60s -- last month it was the moon landing; coming up next, Woodstock. Forrest Gump, the hit movie of the summer, leads baby boomers through a veritable highlight reel of their...

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