Backstairs at the White House (1979)

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

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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. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President William Howard Taft (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Woodrow Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Ellen Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Edith Galt Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Florence Harding (4 episodes, 1979)
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 President Warren G. Harding (4 episodes, 1979)
Ed Flanders ...
 President Calvin Coolidge (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Grace Coolidge (4 episodes, 1979)
Larry Gates ...
 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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 Moira (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Emmett Rogers Jr. / ... (3 episodes, 1979)
Tom Scott ...
 Roach (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Jaffray (2 episodes, 1979)
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 First Maid Annie / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Richard Roat ...
 Chief Usher Crim (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Houseman Fraser (2 episodes, 1979)
Diane Shalet ...
 Housekeeper Long / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Louise Latham ...
 Housekeeper Nesbitt (2 episodes, 1979)
Gerry Black ...
 Prettyman (2 episodes, 1979)
Bebe Drake ...
 Sevilla (2 episodes, 1979)
Lee Kessler ...
 Presidential Secretary / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Sen. Fall (2 episodes, 1979)
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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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29 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Weißes Haus, Hintereingang  »

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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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Believe it or not, I just called Borders on a whim, and they actually had a copy. I ran down, bought it, and watched the whole thing that same night. This miniseries was even better than I had remembered. (Of course, I was 9 or so the first time, and watched it with my mommy.) Younger viewers, such as my roommate, have a difficult time looking past the sets, which don't look anything like "The West Wing", but I quickly began to ignore him, and just sat there and soaked it all in.

I feel like there could have been a better attempt to clean up the film from the original airing, but it still was absolutely enjoyable.

All in all, worth the seven and a half hours I spent in front of the TV last Tuesday night!!


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