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"Superlative" --The New York Times
The landmark documentaries seen on ABC, CBS, and A&E
"Completely fascinating" --The New York Times
In the 1960s, writer Theodore H. White changed journalism forever by putting the campaign for the White House under a microscope. The first of his bestselling series on presidential elections, The Making of the President, 1960, earned a Pulitzer Prize and became a TV documentary that won four Emmys®, including program of the year. This collection brings together three television adaptations of White’s influential books for a full, in-depth account of presidential politics during the tumultuous 1960, 1964, and 1968 elections.
Produced by Oscar® nominee David L. Wolper (Roots), these programs feature White’s insightful scripts and rare film footage that reveal the winners and losers in unguarded, behind-the-scenes moments. All the backroom deals, convention-floor drama, and campaign strategy come alive again in three historic races: Kennedy-Nixon, Johnson-Goldwater, and Humphrey-Nixon-Wallace. From preprimary jockeying to the final vote tally, these spellbinding narratives dissect the inner workings of our democracy and trace the path to power.
Journalist and author Theodore H. White served as China bureau chief for Time and as correspondent and editor for The New Republic, The Reporter, and Colliers. He won numerous writing awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and two Emmys®.
I remember when "The Making Of The President 1960" was first aired. It had great picture quality. Inasmuch as it was produced on film and didn't have to rely on old kinescopes, I... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard in Indy
Great documentaries for anyone interested in American history. It was a very dynamic time in our history, with 3 very unique Presidents dealing with the Vietnam war, the Soviet... Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Richard Kowalski