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The Presidents (2005–2005)

TV Series | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A historical compendium of the 42 men who have served as the chief executive of the United States taking us from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each segment discusses the highlights and often lowlights of the men who have served.
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Updated Jan 30, 2005

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2005 (United States)

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83 cast members
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Edward Herrmann
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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H.W. Brands
Self - Author, 'TR: The Last Romantic' / Self - Author, 'Woodrow Wilson' / Self - Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin Self - Author, 'TR: The Last Romantic' / Self - Author, 'Woodrow Wilson' / Self - Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin   See fewer
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3
Douglas Brinkley
Director, 'Eisenhower Center' / Self - Author, 'The Unfinished Presidency' / Self - Director of Eisenhower Center / Self - Director of Eisenhower Center for American Studies Director, 'Eisenhower Center' / Self - Author, 'The Unfinished Presidency' / Self - Director of Eisenhower Center / Self - Director of Eisenhower Center for American Studies   See fewer
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3
Richard Brookhiser
Self - Author, Founding Fathers / Self - Senior Editor, National Review Self - Author, Founding Fathers / Self - Senior Editor, National Review   See fewer
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3
Walter Cronkite
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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3
Jimmy Carter
Self - US President (1977-1981) Self - US President (1977-1981)   See fewer
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2
James Chace
Self - Author - '1912: The Election That Changed the Country' / Self - Author, '1912: The Election That Changed the Country' Self - Author - '1912: The Election That Changed the Country' / Self - Author, '1912: The Election That Changed the Country'   See fewer
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Robert Dallek
Self - Presidential Historian Self - Presidential Historian   See fewer
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2
Mel Elfin
Self - Washington Bureau Chief for Newsweek (1965-1985) Self - Washington Bureau Chief for Newsweek (1965-1985)   See fewer
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2
Eric Foner
Self - Professor of History, Columbia University Self - Professor of History, Columbia University   See fewer
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William M. Fowler Jr.
Self - Director of Massachusetts Historical Society Self - Director of Massachusetts Historical Society   See fewer
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David Gergen
Self - Former Presidential Advisor Self - Former Presidential Advisor   See fewer
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John Robert Greene
Self - Professor at Cazenovia College / Author, 'The Presidency of George Bush' Self - Professor at Cazenovia College / Author, 'The Presidency of George Bush'   See fewer
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Walter Isaacson
Self - President, The Aspen Institute Self - President, The Aspen Institute   See fewer
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Zachary Karabell
Self - Author, 'Chester Alan Arthur' / Self - Author, 'The Last Campaign' Self - Author, 'Chester Alan Arthur' / Self - Author, 'The Last Campaign'   See fewer
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Thomas J. Knock
Self - Author, 'To End All Wars' Self - Author, 'To End All Wars'   See fewer
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James M. McPherson
Self - Editor, 'To the Best of My Ability' Self - Editor, 'To the Best of My Ability'   See fewer
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Hugh Sidey
Author, 'Hugh Sidney's Portraits of the Presidents' / Self - Author, 'Hugh Sidney's Portraits of the Presidents' / Self - Time Magazine Author, 'Hugh Sidney's Portraits of the Presidents' / Self - Author, 'Hugh Sidney's Portraits of the Presidents' / Self - Time Magazine   See fewer
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Richard Norton Smith
Self - Presidential Historian Self - Presidential Historian   See fewer
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Ken Ackerman
Self - Author, 'Dark Horse' Self - Author, 'Dark Horse'   See fewer
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Steve Alexander
General George Armstrong Custer General George Armstrong Custer   See fewer
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Judith Anderson
Self - Author, 'Taft: An Intimate History' Self - Author, 'Taft: An Intimate History'   See fewer
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James A. Baker
Secretary of State (1989-1992) / Self - White House Chief of Staff (1981-1985) Secretary of State (1989-1992) / Self - White House Chief of Staff (1981-1985)   See fewer
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Jean Baker
Self - Professor of History, Goucher College Self - Professor of History, Goucher College   See fewer
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Paul Bergeron
Self - Editor, 'The Papers of Andrew Johnson' Self - Editor, 'The Papers of Andrew Johnson'   See fewer
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Carol Berkin
Self - Author, A Brilliant Solution Self - Author, A Brilliant Solution   See fewer
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Larry Berman
Self - Professor, UC Davis Self - Professor, UC Davis   See fewer
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Alan Brinkley
Self - Provost, Columbia University Self - Provost, Columbia University   See fewer
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Michael L. Bromley
Self - Author, 'William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency' Self - Author, 'William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency'   See fewer
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Charles Calhoun
Self - Author, 'Benjamin Harrison' Self - Author, 'Benjamin Harrison'   See fewer
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Thomas Y. Cartwright
Self - Director, Carter House Museum Self - Director, Carter House Museum   See fewer
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Wesley Clark
Self - U.S. Army Self - U.S. Army   See fewer
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Catherine Clinton
Self - Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University Self - Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University   See fewer
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John Milton Cooper
Self - Author, 'Breaking the Heart of the World' Self - Author, 'Breaking the Heart of the World'   See fewer
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Tom Culbertson
Self - Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Self - Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center   See fewer
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Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Self - Author, 'The Real Lincoln' Self - Author, 'The Real Lincoln'   See fewer
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Bob Dole
Self - Former U.S. Senator Self - Former U.S. Senator   See fewer
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Sam Donaldson
Self - White House Correspondent Self - White House Correspondent   See fewer
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Robert Ferrell
Self - Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University Self - Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University   See fewer
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Annette Gordon-Reed
Self - Author, An American Controversy Self - Author, An American Controversy   See fewer
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David Greenberg
Self - Author, 'Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image' Self - Author, 'Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image'   See fewer
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Warren G. Harding III
Self - Grandnephew of President Warren G. Harding Self - Grandnephew of President Warren G. Harding   See fewer
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Sam W. Haynes
Self - Author, James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse Self - Author, James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse   See fewer
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Harold Holzer
Self - Author, 'Lincoln at Cooper Union' Self - Author, 'Lincoln at Cooper Union'   See fewer
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Daniel Walker Howe
Self - Author, Making the American Self Self - Author, Making the American Self   See fewer
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Morton Keller
Self - Professor Emeritus of History at Brandeis University Self - Professor Emeritus of History at Brandeis University   See fewer
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David M. Kennedy
Self - Professor of History at Stanford University Self - Professor of History at Stanford University   See fewer
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Marvin Kitman
Self - Author, Making of the President Self - Author, Making of the President   See fewer
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Roger McGrath
Historian / Self - Author Historian / Self - Author   See fewer
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Roy Morris
Self - Author, 'Fraud of the Century' Self - Author, 'Fraud of the Century'   See fewer
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Michael Nelson
Self - Author, The Evolving Presidency Self - Author, The Evolving Presidency   See fewer
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Leon Panetta
Self - U.S. Congressman (1977-1993) Self - U.S. Congressman (1977-1993)   See fewer
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James Rees
Self - Executive Director, Historic Mount Vernon Self - Executive Director, Historic Mount Vernon   See fewer
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Richard Reeves
Presidential Historian / Self - Author Presidential Historian / Self - Author   See fewer
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John Seigenthaler Sr.
Self - Author, James K. Polk Self - Author, James K. Polk   See fewer
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Samuel C. Slaymaker
Self - Executive Director, James Buchanan Foundation Self - Executive Director, James Buchanan Foundation   See fewer
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Theodore Sorensen
Self - Former Special Counsel to President Kennedy Self - Former Special Counsel to President Kennedy   See fewer
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Allan Spetter
Self - Author, 'The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison' Self - Author, 'The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison'   See fewer
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Mark Summers
Self - Author, 'Rum, Romanism & Rebellion' Self - Author, 'Rum, Romanism & Rebellion'   See fewer
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Evan Thomas
Self - Newsweek Self - Newsweek   See fewer
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Hans L. Trefousse
Self - Author, 'Andrew Johnson: A Biography' Self - Author, 'Andrew Johnson: A Biography'   See fewer
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Timothy Walch
Self - Director of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum Self - Director of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum   See fewer
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Peter A. Wallner
Self - Author, 'Franklin Pierce: N.H.'s Favorite Son' Self - Author, 'Franklin Pierce: N.H.'s Favorite Son'   See fewer
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Susan Ware
Self - Historian, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Self - Historian, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study   See fewer
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Harry Watson
Self - Author, Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay Self - Author, Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay   See fewer
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Calvin Coolidge
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Warren G. Harding
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Benjamin Harrison
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Rutherford B. Hayes
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lyndon B. Johnson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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John F. Kennedy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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William McKinley
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Richard Nixon
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ronald Reagan
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Theodore Roosevelt
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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William Howard Taft
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Harry S. Truman
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8.4 / 10 | 257 votes