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38 C I N E M O N T A G E F E A T U R E By Peter Tonguette I f you've ever read Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's classic book "All the President's Men" — or seen Alan J. Pakula's acclaimed 1976 film adaptation starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoff- man — you may think you know a thing or two about Watergate. You surely have a sense of the basics: In a misbegotten at- HIGH CRIMES THE EDITORS BEHIND HBO'S 'WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS' EXAMINED THE MOTIVES OF THE MEN BEHIND THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN tempt to assure President Richard Nixon's re-election in 1972, a cadre of crooks broke into the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. They were caught, and Nixon, under pressure about what he knew, resigned in 1974. If you're of a certain age, maybe you even watched the Senate Watergate Hearings on TV, which introduced the viewing public to some of "the president's men," including White House off icials John Dean, H.R . Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman. Picture editor Grady Cooper — one of the editors to work on the new HBO limited series about Watergate, "White House Director of Photography Steven Meizler, left, picture editor Roger Nygard and director David Mandel. P H OT O : P H I L L I P C A R U S O

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