It’s tough to find anyone in the US who doesn’t know about Senator John McCain’s time as a POW in Vietnam. What you probably don’t know, however, is that those five and a half years of hell - endless years of torture, beatings, nearly starving, all the while never knowing if he would see his children and his family again - were not the darkest days of his life. To sink that low, John McCain would have to go to Washington.
His life story is fascinating, as his campaign wants you to remember. But John McCain’s recent biography tour, while interesting and inspiring, didn’t reveal many new facts about the senior senator from Arizona. Tonight, 360 will. Not just the events that brought McCain lower than he’d ever been, but also the dark moments before and after that have shaped the presumptive Republican nominee… and the battle that lies ahead.
You’ll hear from his roommate at the Naval Academy, from a fellow POW turned lifelong friend, from the man who served as best man at Sen McCain’s wedding to his second wife, Cindy… a man you may know best as Pres. Clinton’s Defense Secretary. The stories about John McCain you didn’t know, from the people who know him best. Tonight, 360 takes you up close.
Program Note: Watch 360 tonight at 10pm ET for an in-depth look at Presidential candidate John McCain.
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