The fiction: '24' (Season 5, 2006)

Gregory Itzin plays one the most Machiavellian presidents in TV history, leading a government-wide conspiracy to secure oil in Central Asia for the good ol' USA. The reality: President Logan's heavy hand in the oil conspiracy, as well as his resignation from office, make him the clearest counterpart to President Nixon. Even President Logan's life after the White House closely reflects that of President Nixon's, when he lives under house arrest, remorseful and alone.
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