Secret History of the Presidency | 1998

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An exploration of the image surrounding the president of the United States. Presidential press secretaries Marlin Fitzwater and Jody Powell reveal the secrets image-makers use to perpetuate the moral standard of the ...more
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An exploration of the image surrounding the president of the United States. Presidential press secretaries Marlin Fitzwater and Jody Powell reveal the secrets image-makers use to perpetuate the moral standard of the presidency set by George Washington in the eighteenth century. United Press International's Helen Thomas gives a behind-the-scenes look at the White House press room and draws comparisons between Presidents Kennedy and Reagan. Presidential experts and historians examine family life in the White House and discuss some of the less desirable traits of America's presidents.

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