Senator John McCain takes a parting shot at Washington politics in the trailer for the new HBO documentary about his life, “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls.”
“We need to give the American people what they deserve and right now they’re not getting it,” the Arizona Republican says in the teaser.
“I’ve been tested a number of occasions. I haven’t always done the right thing. But you will never talk to anyone that is as fortunate as John McCain,” said McCain, a Vietnam veteran and one-time presidential candidate who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.
Peter Kunhardt’s documentary features interviews with George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and others, promising an in-depth look at the life and legacy of the senator, from his time as a POW in Vietnam to his three decades of service in the U.S. Senate.
The HBO documentary will also address McCain’s diagnosis and how he deals living with brain cancer. “The measure of a man is how he responds under adversity, and look at John,” former vice president Joe Biden said.
Six-time Emmy winner Kunhardt (HBO’s “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “King in the Wilderness”) produced along with Emmy winners George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt.
“John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” will premiere on HBO on Memorial Day, May 28. Watch the trailer above.