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)
Bill Overton ...
 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)
Hari Rhodes ...
 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)  »

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Weißes Haus, Hintereingang  »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Andrew Duggan also play Dwight David Eisenhower in J. Edgar Hoover (1987). See more »

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Nice Music Score
31 March 1999 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Veteran Television Music Composer Morton Stevens, ("Hawaii Five-O", "Police Woman") wrote an outstanding music score for this fine TV mini-series. It featured a beautiful main title theme that really set the tone for each episode. I join the other comments here in hoping that there will be a video release soon of this wonderful show.


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