American Presidents: The Most Powerful Man on Earth (1998)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Alice Day

In American Presidents: The Most Powerful Man on Earth, host Walter Cronkite presents a history of the highest office in the nation. Illustrated with newsreel footage and historic material from the National Archives, Cronkite guides the viewer through a look at past presidents from the Depression years through the Cold War. Several scholars, including Alan Brinkley, Martin Walker, Ben Wartenberg, and Kenneth C. Davis lend their commentary to the program. The office of the presidency has changed dramatically since the days of George Washington, and those developments, influenced by factors both at home and abroad, are outlined here.

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democracy, government, government-official, politics, President, retrospective, US-government, US-Presidents, White-House