Not sure this qualifies as “favorite,” but it is memorable. Seems almost quaint these days, but the Watergate hearings were a national preoccupation in the early 70s. I actually watched the proceedings after school (that’s high school), and nobody was making me. I don’t even recall why it was so compelling, but it captured my teenage attention. Heroes and villains maybe? The roll call of characters (unaided by Wikipedia!): Sam Ervin, John Dean, Martha Mitchell, Donald Segreti, Archibald Cox, Howard Baker… The next time the nation’s attention was drawn this tightly may have been 9/11.