I’m sure we all know that this year is a big year, election-wise. We will be voting for the office of President this year. So, it’s a great time to learn more about the office, including its previous holders. As you already know, I love the History Channel and getting to view historical programs. Naturally, I was pretty happy to watch The Presidents from them.
Based on James McPherson’s Pulitzer prize winning book, To the Best of My Ability, THE PRESIDENTS is the most comprehensive documentary series ever filmed about the presidency, chronicling all 44 Commanders in Chief — from George Washington to Barack Obama.
This definitive and comprehensive eight-part series, narrated by actor Edward Herrmann, shares the stories of the distinctive individuals who have guided America throughout its history—their powerful personalities, weaknesses, and major achievements. Featuring 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, the Presidency has never seemed more compelling and human. As the 2012 election cycle gets into high gear, A+E Networks has beautifully repackaged this best-selling set, now 50% slimmer, and included a bonus DVD – the feature-length documentary “All the Presidents’ Wives”, as well as a tour of national historic sites and rare presidential artifacts. Viewed within the changing contexts of each administration, this four-DVD set offers unparalleled insight into the men who have presided over the Oval Office.
This set is actually really cool and interesting. I think it’s fascinating to watch the office become what it is today. This set is filled with wonderful facts and tidbits. Every President is introduced with a trading card that has their picture, name, years in office, and other cool facts. I watched some of this series with my boyfriend. We both enjoyed it. It’s cool to watch something educational for fun, I think. I mean, it’s better than most things on tv these days.
I also think this series will prove to be good to have on hand, if I should get a job teaching social studies. Each DVD has a main menu where you can select to play just a certain President. So, I could introduce a chapter or time period by showing just that President’s piece. You could also watch it to do a review of a time period. The series is very informative yet entertaining.
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