I'M SORRY I WAS RIGHT
The press called him Clean Gene when he ran against the war in Vietnam.
The Needle was his nickname on Capitol Hill, in honor of his wicked wit.
The poet Robert Lowell declared him, "A One-man Greek Chorus."
A friend says, "He is Renaissance Man Super-squared."
He is the politician and poet, Eugene McCarthy, and he’s the subject of a new documentary,
"I'm Sorry I was Right". A half-hour portrait created for public television, we follow the career of the former Senator from Minnesota and note his accomplishments with rare archival footage and scenes shot on location from his birthplace in Watkins, Minnesota to his current home in Woodville, Virginia.
Directed and written by Mike Hazard, the show features music by Butch Thompson, Dean Magraw, Xeng Sue Yang, Pete Seeger, Eubie Blake and Bob Dylan; camera work by Ken Smith, Jim Mulligan, Rick Souther and Mickey Chance; sound work by Jeff Sylvestre and Tim Gaffney; editing by Kathleen Laughlin; design by Les Skoropat; web site by electricjet.com; and narration by Robert Bly.