The Presidents (TV series)

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The Presidents
Narrated by Edward Herrmann
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Craig Haffner
Running time 1 hr
Original network History Channel
Original release January 18, 2005

The Presidents is a 2005 American documentary television series about the history of each President of the United States of America, narrated by Edward Herrmann.

The show documents each of the Presidents in the union, starting with George Washington, following a chronological order to George W. Bush. Each President's segment begins with the narrator giving a brief dossier about each one, from their political affiliation, family, and notable traits. The show then highlights the history behind each presidency, linking each one to the following.


It has been released onto DVD twice. First on May 31, 2005[1] and subsequently again on April 17, 2012 with an updated version.[2]

Episode Presidents Years
1 Washington to Monroe 1789-1825
2 J. Q. Adams to Polk 1825-1849
3 Taylor to Lincoln 1849-1865
4 A. Johnson to Arthur 1865-1885
5 Cleveland to Taft 1885-1913
6 Wilson to F. Roosevelt 1913-1945
7 Truman to Ford 1945-1977
8 Carter to Bush 1977-2008

Awards and nominations[edit]

The documentary ended up as a finalist in two categories (Biography/Profiles and Writing) at the New York Festivals.[3]

See also[edit]