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Unread 05-17-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Default American Experience

Does anyone else watch this show on PBS? They have been running excellent documentaries on the presidents. I'm on FDR right now. It's a 3 parter and it is excellent. They are doing Truman next.

I highly recommend.
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Unread 05-17-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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When is it on?
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Unread 05-18-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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Is that "The Presidents" series that was on the discovery channel? Good series with like 6 hours covering all the presidents in history.
The only failing is when it got to the current presidents from the last 40 years or so the creators political bias came out. You know how it goes - all Republican presidents were evil and all democratic presidents were good, even Carter got a free pass. The rest of the show was great however, just skip the last 2 hours of it.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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I don't think it was on Discovery, American Experience is a PBS show.

Here's the website. You can watch episodes online:

The Presidents | American Experience | PBS
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Unread 05-19-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Yeah this one is different. The President's miniseries I am thinking about ran on the History Channel or A&E that originally ran in 2004 I think. (Note, the link below is a sales site for it but don't buy it, the history channel reruns it periodically, and as stated the later part is unfortunetly politically biased).

The Presidents DVD set
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Unread 05-20-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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American Experience is one of my favorite series on TV...I usually catch it on DVD, though.
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Unread 05-20-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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I enjoyed the Presidents series that ran sometime in the past few years. I'll definitely check this one out. I like American Experience, too, but never seem to catch it and always forget to record it. All I have recorded is Dora and Diego. Sigh. Anyway, thanks for letting us all know.
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Unread 05-27-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Just finished the first 2 parts of Harry Truman's biography. Again, excellent.

I wish someone who do an entire American Experience episode on Ex Parte Quirin. It is a black mark on the FDR legacy that is often overlooked/ignored. This American Life (the most important show on radio) did a very good show on this topic.

Ex parte Quirin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's the TAL episode ... I was on a long drive home and listened so mezmerized that it made the drive go very fast.

This American Life

and the excellent book:

Powell's Books - Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America by Michael Dobbs
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Unread 05-29-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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So now I'm onto part 3 of Harry Truman. The consumate underdog. Just a wonderful series!
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