Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

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1979  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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 Maggie Rogers (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Lillian Rogers Parks (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Houseman Levi Mercer (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Doorman and Presidential Barber John Mays / ... (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Doorman Jackson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Butler Dixon (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Florence Harding (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Grace Coolidge (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Herbert Hoover (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Lou Hoover (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Harry S. Truman (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Bess Truman (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Dwight D. Eisenhower (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Ike Hoover / ... (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Butler Coates (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Edith Galt Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Calvin Coolidge (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Warren G. Harding (4 episodes, 1979)
Tom Scott ...
 Roach (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Moira (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Emmett Rogers Jr. / ... (3 episodes, 1979)
Helena Carroll ...
 First Maid Annie / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Louise Latham ...
 Housekeeper Nesbitt (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Chief Usher Crim (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Houseman Fraser (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Jaffray (2 episodes, 1979)
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 President William Howard Taft (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Ellen Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
Diane Shalet ...
 Housekeeper Long / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Sen. Fall (2 episodes, 1979)
Gerry Black ...
 Prettyman (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Sevilla (2 episodes, 1979)
Lee Kessler ...
 Presidential Secretary / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Marged Wakeley ...
 Housekeeper Walker (1 episode, 1979)
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 Emmett Rogers Sr (1 episode, 1979)
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 Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Attorney General Harry Daugherty (1 episode, 1979)
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 President Woodrow Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
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Storyline

No fewer than eight Presidential administrations--from Taft through Eisenhower--are examined through the eyes of the White House staff--maids, assistants, servants, doormen and other "menial" workers. The main character is Lillian Rogers Parks, a maid at the White House for three decades and the author of the non-fiction book upon which this miniseries is based. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The classic miniseries about two remarkable women and the eight First Families they served

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Drama | History

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29 January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Weißes Haus, Hintereingang  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia Cole, who played the role of Maggie Rogers, is less than a year older than Leslie Uggams, who played the role of her adult daughter, Lillian Rogers Parks. In 'Roots' (1976), Leslie Uggams played Oliva Cole's mother-in-law. See more »

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This mini-series started an adventure in 1979!
19 May 1999 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

I, too, wish this was available on videotape! In 1979, I was teaching a Special Education class in rural Ohio when this series was aired. My students all arrived the following day of the first installment excited, asking many questions about what the first part had shown. They asked to "study history" just like the other regular classroom students. I borrowed eighth grade American History textbooks from one of the other regular classroom teachers, and we began an adventure that lasted for the remainder of the school year. My students rode the school bus carrying a regular textbook for the first time ever! Self-esteem soared, and we all had fun!


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