About as good as a one-hour show about the White House could be.
This PBS show manages to cram in 200 years of white house history in
only one hour! This is an amazing feat--as you'd think the show would
seemed rushed and incomplete. However, it comes off as quite the
opposite--like a leisurely stroll through time. It's exceptionally well
made and interesting throughout.
The film covers the major highlights in the building's life. First, the
creation of the White House is discussed--and it was finished in 1800.
Then, a discussion of the War of 1812 and its burning was covered--as
well as the building of a new White House afterwords. Then, various
refurbishments were discussed. Along the ways, the various presidential
highlights are discussed--and many of the highlights are letters from
presidents, first ladies and staff--which are read by various movie and
television stars. This, combined with the lovely music, make for a very
memorable program--one you should try to see if at all possible.
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