Doco nets all living presidential chiefs of staff
of a new television network documentary on presidential chiefs of staff have a perfect participation record. All 19 living men who had that job have given interviews for The Presidents’ Gatekeepers. The four-hour documentary is expected to air in two parts later this year. Filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (pictured) say their well-regarded previous documentary on the September 11 terrorist attack in New York was a calling card that probably helped them convince some former chiefs to participate. Their longest interview was with former Vice-President Dick Cheney, who was President Gerald Ford’s chief of staff in the 1970s. Cheney says a chief is more powerful than a vice-president.