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Series Length:1 Season, 17 Episodes
Network: PBS
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American Presidents hold a very responsible position in the US. They influence world events and national policy. The American Experience The Presidents covers this topic in detail on several presidents. It is one of the most watched history programs on TV. There are 33 hours of documentaries to see on President Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, FDR, Woodrow Wilson, and Theodore Roosevelt.

On the American Experience website the episodes are there to watch. The episode about President Clinton discusses his broken childhood in Arkansas and how he became one of the most successful presidents in modern America. It covers his years in office, and some of the policies he passed. He was one of the most complex and controversial presidents to ever serve office.

The George H. W. Bush episode chronicles his service in World War II and his career path in Texas in the early years. He became Vice President to Ronald Regan and then president when the Gulf War was in full swing. The documentary examines his role as political leader of a family that has power, money and influence. It explores his critics and closest advisors from his detailed diaries.

Each documentary covers the history of each president in office and how he shaped history. It explores their strengths and weaknesses when as the president. Each episode is broken into short segments so you can watch the documentary in parts. Segments range from a half hour to two hours in length. These are well made history documentaries about the Presidents made by PBS.

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  • Solidarity thrived in Poland; Soviets faced military pressure in Afghanistan, but Congress cut funding for Nicaragua. In 1986 Reagan met Mikhail Gorbachev, but missile reduction talks failed over SDI research. The Iran-Contra scandal broke. Gorbachev signed a missile reduction treaty. Reagan visited Moscow in 1988, but his dream of ending the Soviet Union came after retirement in 1989. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is the fourth of four parts.

  • Solidarity thrived in Poland; Soviets faced military pressure in Afghanistan, but Congress cut funding for Nicaragua. In 1986 Reagan met Mikhail Gorbachev, but missile reduction talks failed over SDI research. The Iran-Contra scandal broke. Gorbachev signed a missile reduction treaty. Reagan visited Moscow in 1988, but his dream of ending the Soviet Union came after retirement in 1989. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is the third of four parts.

  • Solidarity thrived in Poland; Soviets faced military pressure in Afghanistan, but Congress cut funding for Nicaragua. In 1986 Reagan met Mikhail Gorbachev, but missile reduction talks failed over SDI research. The Iran-Contra scandal broke. Gorbachev signed a missile reduction treaty. Reagan visited Moscow in 1988, but his dream of ending the Soviet Union came after retirement in 1989. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is the second of four parts.

  • Solidarity thrived in Poland; Soviets faced military pressure in Afghanistan, but Congress cut funding for Nicaragua. In 1986 Reagan met Mikhail Gorbachev, but missile reduction talks failed over SDI research. The Iran-Contra scandal broke. Gorbachev signed a missile reduction treaty. Reagan visited Moscow in 1988, but his dream of ending the Soviet Union came after retirement in 1989. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is the first of four parts.

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