“The press would never dare report on someone’s private life…he banked on that. That was his bet. It was a bet he lost.” – Ken Auletta
On Friday, March 9, MSNBC will air This Happened: Sex, Lies & the Candidate, a special documentary about Gary Hart.
The hour includes interviews with The Miami Herald reporters, Tom Fiedler and Jim McGee, who recount how they broke the story that effectively ended Hart’s bid for the presidency. The documentary also examines how the Hart scandal was a turning point for media coverage of sex in politics, shifting from a long-standing code of silence around politicians’ personal lives to non-stop curiosity and coverage.
Watch This Happened: Sex, Lies & the Candidate Friday, March 9 at 10 PM Eastern on MSNBC.