Notable US Presidential election races throughout American history are examined.









Series cast summary:
Kevin Spacey ...  Himself - Narrator 6 episodes, 2016
Paul Begala Paul Begala ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Todd Blood Todd Blood ...  Chief of Staff 2 episodes, 2016
Newt Gingrich ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Tim Naftali Tim Naftali ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
David Plouffe David Plouffe ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Samuel Popkin Samuel Popkin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
John Sununu ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Jake Tapper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Margaret Washington Margaret Washington ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2016


'Race for the White House' is a six-part CNN original mini docu-series. The series consists of 6 episodes, each 1 hour long, with each episode deconstructing notable presidential campaigns throughout America's history. The episodes will include previously unseen archive footage, interviews & dramatic recreations. Academy Award® winning actor, Kevin Spacey, is executive producing and narrating this series. Written by Ashley Barlowe

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Exciting docudrama exploring some of America's most dramatic presidential elections



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Release Date:

6 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Carrera hacia la Casa Blanca See more »

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Kevin Spacey's production company, Trigger Street, will co-produce this series. See more »

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Fascinating history
4 April 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

I've watched a few of these now, and they're all quite fascinating. The series is a bit too gimmicky, with way too many unnecessary reenactments of even the littlest things (you can't have a random person talk about what it was like to be at a convention without an actor being shown sitting in a convention seat), but it's still quite interesting.

They are full of interesting tidbits. For example, they suggest that in 1960 the Republicans weren't yet the party African Americans hated and Nixon could have won them over with some help from the White House. It was also interesting to see that, like Gore years later, Nixon decided not to challenge the results - even though the election was most probably stolen from him - because it would be bad for the country. By 1968 he'd given up on the black vote and figured if cheating worked for Kennedy it would work for him as well.

Presidential elections look like sleazy affairs, and it appears that candidates like Dukakis that try to run a genuinely honest and positive campaign just get knocked down for it, so it's not a series that is going to make you feel better about the election process. But it is interesting.

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