The American president

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  • Creator Kundhardt Productions ; Thirteen WNET New York ; written, produced and directed by Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000] ©2000
  • Physical Details
    • 5 videocassettes (120 min. ea.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in
  • ISBNs 9780780631052, 0780631056, 9780780631069, 0780631064, 9780780631076, 0780631072, 9780780631083, 0780631080, 9780780631090, 0780631099, 9780780631106, 0780631102
  • OCLC ocm43854518
  • Credits
    • Narrator, Hugh Sidey ; commentary, Richard E. Neustadt ; music, Michael Stardbin ; executive producers, William R. Grant, Peter W. Kunhardt

Summary

  • 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.

Notes

  • Volume numbers created by cataloger from numerical order of manufacturer's numbers.
  • "Based on the book 'The American president' published by Riverhead Books"--Container.
  • VHS; stereo.
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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 (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)
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