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Presidential Perspectives

While history doesn't exactly repeat itself, it certainly does echo. Today's presidential candidates face tough questions about many of the same issues that past presidents faced -- a struggling economy, foreign wars, honesty. Starting this week, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will roll out a series of video clips on social media that look at how past presidents dealt with some of the important issues of the 2012 election.

Stay tuned each Wednesday for the announcement of a new themed collection of video clips on our Facebook page, selected from our acclaimed collection of Presidential biographies.

December 7: What About the Economy? Featuring video clips from LBJ, Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.
December 14: How Can a Party Unite? Featuring video clips from Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.
December 21: Should the U.S. Police the World?  Featuring video clips from FDR, LBJ, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.
December 28: Does Age Matter? Featuring video clips from Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.
January 4: How Important is Military Service? Featuring video clips from Truman, Carter, and George H.W. Bush.
January 11: How to Handle a Crisis? Featuring video clips from FDR, Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan.
January 18: When is it OK to Lie? Featuring video clips from FDR, Reagan, and Carter.
January 25: Who is the Enemy? Featuring video clips from FDR, Truman, Carter, and Reagan.
February 1: How Influential is a First Lady? Featuring video clips from FDR, Truman, Carter, LBJ, and Reagan.
February 8: How to End a War? Featuring video clips from Truman, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan.
February 15: Can the President Abuse his Power? Featuring video clips from FDR, Truman, and Nixon.

Clips from our upcoming Clinton will be added to the video galleries in the weeks before the February 20 premiere!


Tory Starr is a Production Assistant for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. 

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