Presidents

The Presidents

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Cast: Edward Herrmann, Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Bob Dole

     
 
The public and private lives of 43 men who have guided the destiny of the most powerful nation on Earth are explored in this documentary series, produced for the cable television network The History Channel. The material on The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the United States has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio

Overview

The public and private lives of 43 men who have guided the destiny of the most powerful nation on Earth are explored in this documentary series, produced for the cable television network The History Channel. The material on The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the United States has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The narration and interviews are in English; the series contains no multiple language options, though closed captions in English are included. As a bonus, this edition also includes the documentary "All The Presidents' Wives," and a timeline of presidential history.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
UPC:
0733961717402
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
6:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature-length documentary "All the Presidents' Wives"; Timeline of U.S. presidents

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the United States, Vol. 1
1. George Washington (1789-1797) [12:39]
2. John Adams (1797-1801) [8:17]
3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) [9:25]
4. James Madison (1809-1817) [6:28]
5. James Monroe (1817-1825) [7:25]
6. Credits [:20]
1. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) [11:31]
2. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) [15:28]
3. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) [4:07]
4. William Henry Harrison (1841) [3:31]
5. John Tyler (1841-1845) [4:18]
6. James K. Polk (1845-1849) [5:20]
7. Credits [:20]
1. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) [6:56]
2. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) [4:17]
3. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) [6:27]
4. James Buchanan (1857-1861) [5:32]
5. Abraham Lincoln (1861-18655) [21:03]
6. Credits [:20]
Side #2 -- The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the United States, Vol. 2
1. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) [11:38]
2. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) [9:03]
3. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) [10:06]
4. James A. Garfield (1881) [7:24]
5. Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) [6:04]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) [5:58]
2. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) [5:14]
3. Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) [3:37]
4. William McKinley (1897-1901) [6:52]
5. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) [8:01]
6. William Howard Taft (1909-1913) [7:41]
7. Credits [6:52]
1. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) [12:41]
2. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) [5:12]
3. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) [4:07]
4. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) [7:51]
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) [14:55]
6. Credits [:20]
Side #3 -- The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the United States, Vol. 3
1. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) [11:02]
2. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) [7:41]
3. Jonn F. Kennedy (1961-1963) [8:19]
4. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) [7:12]
5. Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) [6:45]
6. Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977) [3:46]
7. Credits [:20]
1. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) [12:10]
2. Ronald Reagon (1981-1989) [10:54]
3. George Bush (1989-1993) [6:54]
4. Bill Clinton (1993-2001) [7:30]
5. George W. Bush (2001-Present) [6:46]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Pillow Talk [5:40]
2. Mamie Eisenhower (1953-1961) [9:02]
3. Eleanor Roosevelt (1933-1945) [9:55]
4. Jacqueline Kennedy (1961-1963) [19:47]
5. Betty Ford (1974-1977) [8:15]
6. Lady Bird Johnson (1963-1969) [4:58]
7. White House Renovations [6:34]
8. Extravagant First Ladies [3:53]
9. Widowed Women [9:41]
10. Unorthodox Behavior [3:20]
11. The President Is in Love [9:00]
12. Credits [:29]

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The Presidents 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We watch these films in class all the time and I receive great information from these videos! It's great for students in AP US history (APUSH)!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've watched the series on the History Channel and highly recommend this DVD set. Especially to middle and high school students. The series is very informative, interesting and, at times, entertaining.
Tyree More than 1 year ago
This set is a great overview of all of the Presidents but will certainly leave the history buff hungry for more.
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roeandnoir More than 1 year ago
This series boast a review of the Presidents leading up to Bush JR. The series is only 3 disc's long so it does not pack a tremendous amount of information onto each president. But even so it is a great set to give an overview of the majority of famous presidents. Not bad as guide, but definitely not a resource. Worth purchasing on sale.
Ruthless More than 1 year ago
I loved this series - 15 to 20 minutes on each president. Watching made learning fun!
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This dvd set really is educational and interesting all at once! it is a great soucre of information and i love it!!!!
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Szat More than 1 year ago
I saw this series on the History Channel and I just had to buy it when I saw it for $15! It is a very good overview of all the Presidents, but it is just that, an overview. The series goes into more depth with the major Presidents like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, T.R., and F.D.R.; but only allots a few minutes for lesser known Presidents like Polk, Tyler, and Fillmore. All-in-all I learned something useful about all the Presidents and I loved the little information card they made for each one. I recommend this to all U.S. history buffs or anyone who wishes to learn about the men who have held the highest seat of power in the United States.
pmc0808 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed The Presidents DVD set. I learned something new about every single president. I will watch these again and again. I especially liked hearing about the unique personalities of every president. I just hope they'll add new DVD's for each president going forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series did a good job covering the terms of office of each President. However, it touched very little on the early lives and backgrounds of each man. I would have like to have seen more of the history behind the man. I have seen other series that did that and it was very interesting to see how each one grew up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every American History class should be viewing this documentary. Great for ages 10-100. A reminder of American History and the greatness of our forefathers judgments on individual liberty as well as greatness of the office of the president. Reminder of the reason to make our votes count for the best candidate who exhibits the courage to lead our nation.
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