The life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States.


Matthew Ginsburg









Series cast summary:
Jeff Daniels ...  Self - Narrator 3 episodes, 2020
Joanne Freeman Joanne Freeman ...  Self - Yale University 3 episodes, 2020
Alan Taylor Alan Taylor ...  Self - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian 3 episodes, 2020
Joseph Ellis ...  Self - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian 3 episodes, 2020
Douglas Bradburn Douglas Bradburn ...  Self - President & CEO, Mount Vernon 3 episodes, 2020
Alexis Coe ...  Self - George Washington Biographer 3 episodes, 2020
Ed Lengel Ed Lengel ...  Self - George Washington Biographer 3 episodes, 2020
Nathaniel Philbrick Nathaniel Philbrick ...  Self - National Book Award-Winning Author 3 episodes, 2020
Colin Powell ...  Self 3 episodes, 2020
Annette Gordon-Reed Annette Gordon-Reed ...  Self - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian 3 episodes, 2020
H.W. Brands ...  Self - University of Texas at Austin 3 episodes, 2020
Bill Clinton ...  Self 3 episodes, 2020
Jon Meacham ...  Self - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian 3 episodes, 2020
Nicholas Rowe ...  George Washington 3 episodes, 2020
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ...  Martha Washington 3 episodes, 2020
Hainsley Lloyd Bennett ...  William Lee 3 episodes, 2020
John Avlon John Avlon ...  Self - Author, 'Washington's Farewell' 2 episodes, 2020
Lindsay M. Chervinsky Lindsay M. Chervinsky ...  Self - White House Historian 2 episodes, 2020
Kevin J. Weddle Kevin J. Weddle ...  Self - Retired U.S. Army Colonel, U.S. Army War College 2 episodes, 2020
Erica Armstrong Dunbar ...  Self - Rutgers University 2 episodes, 2020
Daina Ramey Berry ...  Self - University of Texas at Austin 2 episodes, 2020
Josh Taylor ...  Henry Knox 2 episodes, 2020
James Robinson ...  Alexander Hamilton 2 episodes, 2020
Ciarán Owens ...  Benedict Arnold 2 episodes, 2020
Jeremy Berges Jeremy Berges ...  Marquis de Lafayette 2 episodes, 2020
Richard Southgate ...  James Paterson 2 episodes, 2020


Washington tells the story of how a fatherless young soldier full of personal ambition becomes a leader of men willing to sacrifice all for the common cause. How a once-loyal British subject rises to battle an empire in a liberty-or-death campaign to forge a new nation. And then how, at the zenith of his power, the victorious general voluntarily steps down, becoming what King George III would call "the greatest man in the world." Believing his public duty complete, he heads into retirement ready to be a farmer. But with the young country on the verge of collapse, he is once again called to lead, creating the most powerful and successful democracy in history. You may think you know George Washington, but there's more to our preeminent founding father than you've been told. Washington chips away the marble to reveal the man at the heart of our nation's story. You'll never look at George Washington, or the founding of our country, the same way again. (History Channel synopsis)

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Jeff Daniels, the narrator, played George Washington in A&E's "The Crossing" (2000). See more »

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5 March 2020 | by DragonFodder185See all my reviews

Nicolas Rowe was OUTSTANDING in his portrayal of George Washington. I was completely blown away by his take on the father of our nation. So much in this documentary that I did not know, I feel so much more educated watching this. Bravo History channel... simply BRAVO!!!

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16 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Amerikas förste president See more »

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Bucharest, Romania

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