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The American Experience - Democrats (2005)

David McCullough , David Ogden Stiers  |  NR |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton, Linda Hunt
  • Writers: Rocky Collins, Henry Hampton
  • Producers: Rocky Collins
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 24, 2000
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0780631331
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,776 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The American Experience - Democrats" on IMDb

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  • 4-disc Box Set

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Celebrate America's 20th-century Chief Executives with "The Democrats," a fabulous compilation from the award-winning PBS series "The American Experience," featuring "FDR," "The Kennedys," and "LBJ." The double-disc "FDR" profiles Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest-serving President, who enacted the New Deal and steered the country through the Great Depression and World War II, changing American Politics in the process. "The Kennedys" focuses on one of America's most influential families (including President John F. Kennedy) and how the Kennedy dynasty evolved into the central political drama of the mid-20th century. "LBJ" is the definitive story of the "Man from Texas," President Lyndon B. Johnson, whose "take no prisoners" style of bare-knuckle politicking made him a controversial and compelling leader.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
While there are many video documentaries available on the U.S. presidents, few are as insightful, objective and informative as this series from PBS. In fact, many teachers and professors have been known to use these films as an introductory basis for their students, and although they are long, about 12 hours combined, you will come away from the "experience" knowing much more about the presidents than you could ever have thought possible. In that vein I would suggest this series is the equivalent to reading a good 300-400 page biography of each leader separately. For anyone with an interest in U.S. history this series is a must own! Buy it today!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding May 25, 2001
Politics does not matter , as this is a great work of art. VERY GOOD
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate documentaries regarding these Gentlemen February 28, 2004
It is compelling and breathtaking to ride along the bumpy roads that were layed out for these Presidents through these AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DVD's. David McCullough and PBS are second to none.
LBJ's segment is my particular favorite. While men with FDR and JFK's personality could be elected today... the days of men like LBJ... for good or bad... are over. He was way too animated and crude for today's candidate... which makes for wonderful recollections and storytelling found in his DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic History, As Well As Entertainment! October 29, 2001
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Wonderful package-anybody who has seen one of the various documentaries under the PBS "American Experience" banner does not have to be told how terrific they are. "The Republicans" set is equally good, and the transfers are stunning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the american experience- democrats.. March 4, 2014
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High quality documentaries, a great opportunity to learn more about the personalities of the presidents, their intentions, doubts, decisions etc.. Highly recommendable!
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