Picks and Pans Review: Blind Ambition

updated 05/21/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/21/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (8 p.m. ET)

Theresa Russell and the gifted Martin Sheen play Mo and John Dean and Rip Torn deftly portrays Richard Nixon in this Watergate drama. The pacing of the eight-hour series (concluding Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) is crisp and the sense of tragedy overwhelming.

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