September 05, 1977 12:00 PM

ABC (8:30 p.m. ET)

A crooked President named Richard Monckton (Jason Robards) and tagged “Dinky Dicky,” his tight-lipped hatchet man (Robert Vaughn) and a CIA director (Cliff Robertson) involved in foreign assassinations are among the superb cast in this cinema a clef inspired by John Ehrlichman’s The Company. The 12-hour “novel for television,” which airs on six consecutive nights (and heralds ABC’s fall season), offers plenty of political intrigue, blackmail, infidelity and all-too-real remembrances of things recently past.

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