Watch Race for the White House

This six episode mini series helps us revisit history by giving us a look inside some of the most notable presidential campaigns of the past. The shady side of politics has always been a reality and we get glimpses of that as well as moments of humanity at its noble best.

Listening to experts who have studied and analyzed the races between Lincoln and Douglas, Jackson and Adams, Truman and Dewey, Nixon and Kennedy, Bush and Dukakis, as well as Bush and Clinton, we are able to better understand the personalities of these men of history. Their very real struggles and their glorious triumphs are there for us to see as never before.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on
1 Season, 6 Episodes
March 6, 2016
Documentary & Biography, Drama
7.8/10
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Begala, Todd Blood, Newt Gingrich
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Race for the White House Full Episode Guide

  • Bill Clinton fights back against a tarnished image as adulterer and draft dodger to win the presidency.

  • After losing the election of 1824 to John Adams, General Andrew Jackson comes back with a vicious, vile and personal attack campaign to win the 1828 election.

  • Harry Truman travels by train across America, in a race against time to win the presidency, as he falls in the polls while leading an unpopular, divided party against Thomas Dewey.

  • Vice President Bush deals with the scandal of Iran Contra while campaigning against Michael Dukakis with television attack ads that would sink the Democrat's presidential chances.

  • Lincoln's oratory and underhanded tactics gave him the chance to beat Stephen Douglas, one of the most formidable politicians of his generation.

  • John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon have the first televised presidential debate; one where presentation made as much of an impact as message, and may have cost Nixon the election.

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