White House Workers: Traditions and Memories

Overview

The White House is the workplace of not only the president of the United States, but also an entire staff of maids, butlers, chefs, florists, plumbers, and other housekeeping professionals who cater to the First Family. This Smithsonian Channel special takes a behind-the-scenes look at the White House workers who keep the place up and running, including pastry chef Roland Mesnier. ~ Sandra Bencic
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Overview

The White House is the workplace of not only the president of the United States, but also an entire staff of maids, butlers, chefs, florists, plumbers, and other housekeeping professionals who cater to the First Family. This Smithsonian Channel special takes a behind-the-scenes look at the White House workers who keep the place up and running, including pastry chef Roland Mesnier. ~ Sandra Bencic
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • UPC: 093074800393
  • Source: Smithsonian Folkways
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 3:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,792

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- White House Workers: Traditions and Memories
1. Introductions [7:43]
2. Doing the Work [11:50]
3. A Unique Place to Work [8:17]
4. Teamwork [3:54]
5. Friends and Coworkers [6:11]
6. Meeting the First Family [6:00]
7. Memories of the President [10:19]
8. First Ladies [13:53]
9. Presidential Children [11:57]
10. Presidential Transitions [13:51]
11. Working the Big Events [10:47]
12. World Events [6:48]
13. The Kennedy Assassination [4:02]
14. Watergate [3:57]
15. Security and September 11 [14:34]
16. Last Thoughts [8:46]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- White House Workers: Traditions and Memories
   Introduction by Jimmy Carter (2008)
   Workers at the White House: Documentary Film (1994)
   The Working White House Exhibition Film (2008)
   Interviews of White House Workers, 16 Segments (2007)
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