The Ultimate Guide To The Presidents
America’s unique form of democracy separates power among three branches of government: the legislative, judicial and executive. The President of the United States, who heads the executive branch, holds the position that most embodies the aspirations of the American people. Join HISTORY® for a fresh perspective on how the Oval Office has evolved over the past 200 years through stories about and learn about the 43 men who have served as Commander-in-Chief -- from George Washington to Barack Obama. This 8-hour miniseries concentrates on the ebbs and flows of presidential power and responsibilities as each of America’s leaders deal with the events, expectations and challenges of his time.
Narrated by Edward Herrmann, this 4-DVD set is an unprecedented eight-part survey of the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office. This highly acclaimed collection now includes a special Biography of President Barack Obama.
From 1789 to today, The Presidents collection gathers vivid snapshots of all Commanders in Chief who have guided America throughout its history--their powerful personalities, weaknesses, and major achievements or historical insignificance.
Based on the book To The Best of My Ability, edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson, The Presidents features rare and unseen photographs and footage, unexpected insight and trivia from journalists, scholars, and politicians such as Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Wesley Clark, Bob Dole, and former President Jimmy Carter. Viewed within the changing contexts of each administration, the Presidency has never seemed more compelling and human.