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Change of Direction


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A series of six 30-minute interviews by Ludovic Kennedy with people whose lives have changed suddenly and dramatically.
1: John Ehrlichman
LUDOVIC KENNEDY talks to JOHN EHRLICHMAN about his life before he joined Nixon's White House staff; his role as the President's domestic affairs adviser, when he was reputedly one of the three most powerful men in the US; the crisis of Watergate and the changes that 18 months in prison have brought. The man who helped create the famous ' Berlin Wall' around Nixon and was feared by many, discusses the experiences that he has put into two best-selling novels, one of which was turned into the television blockbuster Washington: Behind Closed Doors.
Researcher PETER LUFF Director ANN FREER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Ehrlichman
Talks: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Ehrlichman
Unknown: Peter Luff
Director: Ann Freer

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