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1 December 2010 (USA) See more »
Journey inside White House history to unveil fascinating truths behind secrets known only to the President. | Add synopsis »
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Jonathan Adams ... Narrator

Jonathan Alter

Michael Chertoff
Susan Ford
David Gewirtz ... Himself

Newt Gingrich
Michael Hayden
Clay Johnson ... Himself
Karen Keller ... Herself
Anita McBride ... Herself
Natasha Neely ... Herself
Dana Perino ... Herself
Dan Quayle ... Himself

Dan Rather ... Himself
Roger Tilling ... Narrator UK
Mark Zaid ... Himself

Produced by
Kevin Burns .... executive producer
Sapna Chhabra .... associate producer
Gregory S. Cohan .... post production producer
Brian Coughlin .... producer
Kellie Dancho .... co-producer
Frankie Glass .... producer
Frankie Glass .... supervising producer
Evan Goldstein .... associate producer
Scott Hartford .... co-executive producer
Steve Rockmael .... line producer
Kim Sheerin .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Dan Beyer 
Film Editing by
Greg Arata 
Damon Brewster 
Chris Collins 
David Comtois 
Titus Heard 
Casey Lee 
Production Management
Shannon Schaefer .... production manager
Sound Department
Jim Baldree .... sound mixer
James Gower .... sound (as Jim Gower)
Sean O'Neil .... sound
Jason Quinn .... sound
Juan Rocha .... sound
Chiara Roy .... sound
Brian Sepowitz .... sound
Visual Effects by
Lorcan Bradshaw .... digital artist
Patrick Connelly .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Gower .... camera operator
Travis Johnson .... camera operator
John Lawrence .... camera operator
Mike V. Peters .... camera operator
Jayme Roy .... camera operator
Mark Smith .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Nicole Alessi .... assistant editor
Bryan Banks .... lead assistant editor
Mark W. Jacobs .... on-line editor
Randy Magalski .... on-line editor
Michelle Mogavero .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Jeff Broadbent .... composer: stock music
Other crew
Justin Bitton .... post production coordinator
Jonathan Garda .... production assistant
Brian Garson .... production coordinator
Jirar Gertmenian .... field production assistant
Sharon Hubbs .... production accountant
Mari Johnson .... clearance coordinator
Anita A. Kelly .... post production coordinator
Mary Kochones .... vp: rights & clearances
Nick Montalvo .... field production assistant
Natasha Neely .... publicist
Daryl Orenge .... research assistant
Daryl Orenge .... researcher
Steven J. Peña .... business & legal affairs
Adam Quintanilla .... field production assistant
Sheri Reeves .... assistant production accountant
Tony Stewart .... field production assistant
Matt Thomas .... research assistant
Jonathan Schwartz .... dubber (uncredited)

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Of Secrets And Presidents, 19 May 2012
Author: Clay Loomis from Arroyo Grande, California

I've been a big fan of historical documentaries for over 25 years. The History Channel, in particular, is a favorite place to find these. The President's Book of Secrets fell right in line with that. It is a very good special about some of the most inner workings of government in areas such as national security at the cyber level.

The main focus, of course, is what the President knows, that we don't. Despite my familiarity with all these history shows, and a long time passion of staying current with global news, this special still had some information that I was not aware of. The show has comments by many government insiders and knowledgeable media people (Dan Rather, for instance), and their perspective is always of interest to me.

My one complaint is that they felt the need to inject fake "drama" into the show. Going in, I knew that we were not going to find out if there was a "book of secrets", but they saw the need to keep coming back to the dour narrator saying "...or perhaps it's in the President's Book of Secrets". I just hate this 21st century need to inject phony drama into simply EVERY show on TV. Some entire networks are dedicated to this. The TLC channel used to actually be about learning things. After all, the TLC used to stand for The Learning Channel. Now, TLC is just a compilation of human freak shows. The whole network is unwatchable.

The History Channel was the last to fall into this trap, but now they have unwatchable shows too, like "Hicks With Axes Cussing At Each Other", and "Idiots Crawling Through Junk Piles". These things are neither historic, nor educational. It's a sad state of affairs. And even though some informative shows, like The President's Book of Secrets, still show up on the History Channel, artificial "drama" makes its ugly presence known there too. So now, there is not a single channel on basic cable dedicated to education, and the dumbing down of America continues.

Overall, a very informative show about secrets and Presidents.

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