A comparison of George Bush and Ronald Reagan. "In many ways, George Bush was what Reagan pretended to be," says the film's narrator, David Ogden Stiers. It seemed that Bush embodied all the characters Reagan had portrayed in film.
Narrator: In many ways George Bush was what Ronald Reagan pretended to be. As an actor, Ronald Reagan played the war hero. George Bush was a war hero -- a decorated naval aviator. Ronald Reagan played the athlete. George Bush was the captain of his Yale baseball team and played twice in the college championship game. He was also a first rate tennis player. Both preached family values, but only Bush could point to a happy family. Reagan turned to Bush as a way to unify the conservative and moderate wings on the party. He was also the only other candidate to win any primaries.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.