American Experience

Resolute Desk

Clip: Season 29 | 2m 31s

It’s lived at the White House since 1879 and been the centerpiece of the Oval Office on and off since 1961. You’ve no doubt seen pictures of many a president sitting behind it, and even a few presidents’ kids hiding under it. But here's a lot more to the Resolute Desk.

Aired: 03/06/17

Rating: NR

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