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The American president

Author: Philip B KunhardtPeter W KunhardtHugh SideyRichard E NeustadtMichael StarobinAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of character and governing style of the men who have served as president of the United States.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Television adaptations
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
History
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; Benjamin Harrison; Franklin D Roosevelt; John F Kennedy; John Tyler; Millard Fillmore; Andrew Johnson; Chester Alan Arthur; Harry S Truman; John Adams; Zachary Taylor; Rutherford B Hayes; Jimmy Carter; Martin Van Buren; James Buchanan; Abraham Lincoln; Lyndon B Johnson; Thomas Jefferson; Calvin Coolidge; Herbert Hoover; Ronald Reagan; James Monroe; William McKinley; Woodrow Wilson; George Bush; George Washington; William Henry Harrison; Ulysses S Grant; Dwight D Eisenhower; Franklin Pierce; James A Garfield; Warren G Harding; Gerald R Ford; Andrew Jackson; Grover Cleveland; Theodore Roosevelt; Richard M Nixon; James Madison; James K Polk; William H Taft; Bill Clinton; John Adams; John Quincy Adams; Chester Alan Arthur; James Buchanan; George Bush; Jimmy Carter; Grover Cleveland; Bill Clinton; Calvin Coolidge; Dwight D Eisenhower; Millard Fillmore; Gerald R Ford; James A Garfield; Ulysses S Grant; Warren G Harding; Benjamin Harrison; William Henry Harrison; Rutherford B Hayes; Herbert Hoover; Andrew Jackson; Thomas Jefferson; Andrew Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; John F Kennedy; Abraham Lincoln; James Madison; William McKinley; James Monroe; Richard M Nixon; Franklin Pierce; James K Polk; Ronald Reagan; Franklin D Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; William H Taft; Zachary Taylor; Harry S Truman; John Tyler; Martin Van Buren; George Washington; Woodrow Wilson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip B Kunhardt; Peter W Kunhardt; Hugh Sidey; Richard E Neustadt; Michael Starobin; Kunhardt Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); PBS Home Video.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780632281 9780780632288
OCLC Number: 45622247
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: "Based on the book 'The American president' published by Riverhead Books"--Container.
"DVD-ROM features require a DVD-ROM drive on your PC with Windows 95 or higher to access Web links ... DVD-ROM features will not work on a CD-ROM drive or on a Macintosh computer."--Container.
Credits: Music, Michael Starobin ; series editor, Kathryn Barnier.
Cast: Narrated by Hugh Sidey ; commentary, Richard E. Neustadt.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 5 videodiscs (120 min. each) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD video.
Contents: [v. 1] A matter of destiny: episode 1. Family ties (J.Q. Adams, B. Harrison, F. Roosevelt, Kennedy) ; episode 2. Happenstance (Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, Truman) --
[v. 2] Politics and the presidency: episode 3. An independent cast of mind (J. Adams, Taylor, Hayes, Carter) ; episode 4. The professional politician (Van Buren, Buchanan, Lincoln, L. Johnson) --
[v. 3] Executive vision: episode 5. The American way (Jefferson, Coolidge, Hoover, Reagan) ; episode 6. The world stage (Monroe, McKinley, Wilson, Bush) --
[v. 4] The candidate: episode 7. The heroic posture (Washington, W.H. Harrison, Grant, Eisenhower) ; episode 8. Compromise choices (Pierce, Garfield, Harding, Ford) --
[v. 5] An office and its powers: episode 9. Expanding power (Jackson, Cleveland, T. Roosevelt, Nixon) ; episode 10. The balance of power (Madison, Polk, Taft, Clinton).
Responsibility: a co-production of Kunhardt Productions and Thirteen/WNET ; written, produced and directed by Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt.

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Ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of character and governing style of the men who have served as president of the United States.

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