I was born for a storm, and a calm does not suit me.
The story of one of America's most controversial presidents, Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency transports audiences into the world of America's seventh president and brings to life one of the most remarkable yet divisive presidents in this two-hour PBS documentary airing January 2nd 2007. Check your local listings here or purchase the DVD here.
"Andrew Jackson: The Atrocious Saint" was composed by Christopher Hedge and features legendary musicians David Grisman on mandolin and R. Carlos Nakai on the Native American flute. Performers also include Joseph Herbert, David Brewer, Titos Sompa, Joe Weed, Edward McClary, Keith Little, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally and Samson Grisman. "The Atrocious Saint" can be purchased by calling 1-800-Play PBS.
Coming 2008: The educator's DVD-ROM offers a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material that extends the Andrew Jackson documentary into the classroom. A collection of video clips, discussion questions, activities, maps, political cartoons, literature and historical documents brings the subject to life. The learning material is designed to engage and inspire students, maximizing retention.