An unprecedented documentary collection featuring insightful programs spotlighting the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office.
From 1789 to today, the Commanders in Chief collection gathers together vivid snapshots of 6 different Presidents who have guided America throughout its history--their powerful personalities, weaknesses, and major achievements or historical insignificance.
- George Washington & the Revolutionary War
- Thomas Jefferson
- Abraham Lincoln
- John F. Kennedy: A New World Order
- Ronald Reagan: The Life and Legacy
- Barack Obama: The Power of Hope
Disc 1 – George Washington
After a series of taxes and laws that took power away from the 13 American Colonies, the British monarchy found resistance that lead to a revolution. From the Declaration of Independence, George Washington’s armies, to the eventual British surrender at Yorktown, experience how these events birthed a new nation.
Disc 2 – Thomas Jefferson
As a man of the Enlightenment, he was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. Follow the journey of his life from childhood, to the colonial days of America, the events that lead to the American Revolutionary War and beyond.
Disc 3 – Abraham Lincoln
Father of Freedom
Abraham Lincoln lead the nation through a tremendous upheaval; a time when our country was pulling apart at the seams.This intimate portrait of Abraham Lincoln, using authentic stills of the time, will hopefully bring you a little closer in understanding the complexities of our 16th President of the United States.
Disc 4 – JFK
Over 3 Hours Of The Myth And Memory of J.F.K. – The Man Who Captivated A Nation!
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy
Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy and youthful vigor continues to intrigue and enthrall an entire nation! Relive and introduce, to younger generations, the compelling story of this unforgettable leader and the inspired dynasty he left behind. Insightful and concise, this 8 part documentary series covers JFK’s life from barely surviving birth to the tragic events in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Remembered for his charisma, sharp mind and quick wit, this series explores the early years of the WWII hero and respected Senator up through the 1960 Presidential race against Richard Nixon. From his inspirational Inauguration speech to his final days in Dallas and all points in-between, the story of the man who gave the nation a sense of pride and confidence is presented in this unforgettable collection. Journey through the pivotal moments that created one of America’s most beloved, influential and controversial figures through 8 programs that commemorate the man and the myth that is – John F. Kennedy.
Program 1: Early Years John F. Kennedy’s life through his election as the 35th President of the United States.
Program 2: For All to See The 1960 Presidential election and the many obstacles, including familial and religious, that Kennedy needed to overcome to win the United States Presidency.
Program 3: New Frontiers The beginnings of John F. Kennedy’s presidency.
Program 4: Doomsday Averted The Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis, to his proudest achievement, the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Program 5: A Wall of Words The origins of Soviet-American tensions in the divided city of Berlin from the final days of World War II up through the time of John F. Kennedy‘s Presidency.
Program 6: War Within & Without Part 1 Civil Rights, from his record as a senator up though the transformation near the end of his life that would help inspire the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Program 7: War Within & Without Part 2 The events in Southeast Asia that eventually led to America’s war in Vietnam.
Program 8: Camelot And Beyond His health and private life, marriage and family, the myth of Camelot, and finally, his assassination and legacy.
Disc 5 – Reagan
Examine the life and times of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan. This eight-part series follows the amazing true story of a small-town boy from the Mid-West who rose from the shadow of an alcoholic father to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. From his humble beginnings as a radio announcer to the bright lights of Hollywood, discover the talented roots of the man who ushered in a new era of conservative politics. Remembered as the 'The Great Communicator', this series tracks the evolving years of Reagan’s political career highlighting his time as Governor of California through his two-terms as Commander-in-Chief. This insightful series covers the most significant events of the Reagan administration’s eight years in the White House covering his attempted assassination, Regaonomics and the ending of the Cold War. Through historical footage and expert testimonies, this extraordinary biography captures Reagan’s accomplishments, hardships and patriotic spirit through his final-days suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Witness the fascinating story of one man’s incredible ambitions that sparked a movement and marked a dynamic change in political history in – Ronald Reagan: The Life and Legacy.
Episode 1 - The Early Years of Stage and Screen
Episode 2 - A Political Career Begins
Episode 3 - The First Term
Episode 4 - The Supreme Court and Reaganomics
Episode 5 - The Second Term
Episode 6 - The Cold War
Episode 7 - The Great Communicator
Episode 8 - Impact and Legacy
Disc 6 – Obama
Join us as we follow Barack Obama on his historic journey to the Democratic nomination and the American Presidency. We will take you to his first triumph in the Iowa Caucuses through pivotal primary campaign moments to his game-changing nomination as the Democratic Party's candidate for President of the United States. Then relive the dramatic to and fro of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates as the national opinion polls mimicked the action. And finally, join the crowd at Grant Park in Chicago to watch Barack Obama announce his breathtaking election victory to become Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful nation in the world.
Barack Obama Election Highlights
Iowa Caucus Victory Speech
Democratic National Convention-Obama Acceptance Speech
John McCain & Barack Obama 1st Presidential Debate
Barack Obama's Election Victory, Grant Park, IL
Barack Obama Oath of Office and Inaugural Speech
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln
John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama
15 Hours 10 Minutes
Color and B&W
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