More than forty years after his assassination, John F. Kennedy remains a towering figure in American life and politics. From his inaugural speeches and his meeting with the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev to the Cuban missile crisis and the standoff over integration at the University of Mississippi, he presided over a nation committed to democratic leadership but threatened by external forces and unresolved divisions at home. JFK: A Presidency Revealed shows that like the nation he served, he was a flawed giant. This special presentation traces key events in his life and career. Family members, associates, and historians offer personal and compelling glimpses into the life of this influential President.
A governor wants to be president, but in order to reach his goal he needs to do what he hates most: being a politician.
More than three decades after the notorious political scandal that ended his career, this revealing documentary explores the legacy of President Richard Nixon. Newly released audio and never-before-seen footage shed light on Nixon's administration, from the heights -- his historic trip to China and the end of conflict in Vietnam -- to the shocking lows that made his name synonymous with political deception.
ROAD TO THE PRESIDENCY is a three-part documentary that offers an unprecedented view of the 1992 Presidential race Bill Clinton's ascent to the presidency. This documentary presents startlingly up-close views of Bill Clinton's path through the primaries, the Democratic convention, and the televised debates with President George H.W. Bush. Produced for PBS' groundbreaking series "The 90s," and directed by pioneering video journalist Scott Jacobs, ROAD TO THE PRESIDENCY goes far beyond simple campaign reporting. It is compelling viewing that is at times funny and poignant as well as instructive, and provides an inside-look at the 2004 Presidential election.
Transition of Power: The Presidency
A fascinating account of the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who was both one of America's great presidents and a borderline tyrant. The seventh president shook up the glossy world of Washington, DC with his "common-man" methods and ideals, but also oversaw one of the most controversial events in American history: the forced removal of Indian tribes, including the Cherokees, from their homes.
To commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday in 2009, a new documentary immerses viewers in a critical, but often overlooked, time in the stateman's life. LINCOLN: PRELUDE TO THE PRESIDENCY pieces together a critical 23-year period (1837-1860) through interviews with noted historians, researchers and experts, and re-enactments filmed at historic sites in central Illinois.
Fall Of The Republic documents how an offshore corporate cartel is bankrupting the US economy by design. Leaders are now declaring that world government has arrived and that the dollar will be replaced by a new global currency.
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the influence of money, religion and even ancient Rome on presidential campaigns.
Details events involving Eisenhower and Nixon
Dubbed "the Accidental President" because he never sought the country's highest honor, Gerald R. Ford had the formidable task of restoring faith in the American presidency in the wake of Richard Nixon's resignation. Combining interviews with Ford's cabinet members and archival footage from his days in office, this episode of "Biography" reveals a man whose steady hand and crucial policy of open government helped reassure a doubtful nation.