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Streaming Videos from Stafford Library
Here are selected videos available on politics.
The American President: The Human Drama of Our Nation's Highest Office Series
This classic ten-part documentary series, produced in 2000, profiles the first 41 U.S. chief executives. It is an epic journey told through exclusive interviews with Presidents Clinton, Bush, Ford, and Carter, and an extraordinary cast of political, military, and media figures who provide voices for the presidents who held office before the development of sound recording.
Author Frank Buckley on Presidential Power and the American Monarchy
"America is dropping like a stone in rankings of freedom. As power accumulates in one person, expect that to continue," says George Mason University law professor and author Frank Buckley. In this interview, Buckley discusses his book, The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America.
Charisma in Politics: Analyzing Body Language
This program investigates ways in which facial expressions and nonverbal communication determine political charisma and power.
Debating Our Destiny: 40 Years of Presidential Debates
Analyzing pivotal moments from four decades of televised sparring and showmanship, this public broadcasting program explores the presidential debate process through the eyes of those who know it best: the candidates themselves. The NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer presents interviews with contenders in every debate from 1976 to 1996 and sheds light on the prototype of all presidential debates, Nixon vs. Kennedy. Accompanied by footage from the original broadcasts, these intimate conversations produce insights and revelations from Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, John Anderson, Walter Mondale, George H. W. Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and Bob Dole. Running mates from nearly every campaign are also featured.
Doris Kearns Goodwin: Learning from Past Presidents in Moments of Crisis
In this TEDTalk, Goodwin discusses what we can learn from American presidents, including Lincoln and Johnson.
Films on Demand - Political Science
This is a list of streaming videos on political science from Films on Demand.
This series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon filmed in May, 1977 delves into the various controversies of Nixon's presidency including the Watergate scandal.
Meet the Press Meets the Presidents Series
No easy questions and no simple answers-that's Meet the Press, the longest-running network television program in history. This 13-part series of unrehearsed news conferences shines the uncompromising light of inquiry on the highest office in the land as future Presidents, former Presidents, and even sitting Presidents get grilled.
The Presidency: A Personal Perspective
The President of the United States arguably holds the most powerful and influential role in the world. He is faced with the challenge of leading the country and responding to the critical domestic issues of the day, while at the same time serving as a world leader with responsibility for action on global issues. This program explores the very demanding role of the president through the personal insights of former president Gerald Ford; former presidential advisor Roger Porter, who served presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush; and Washington Post columnist David Broder. (29 minutes)
The Presidency: Hail to the Chief?
This program examines the changing political environment and expectations related to the leadership role of the president. Among the experts featured in the program are former presidential advisor Roger Porter, who served presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush, and Washington Post columnist David Broder.
Presidents and Politics with Richard Strout
Strout speaks with Bill Moyers about presidents from Coolidge to Reagan, about Congressional lions, about mighty visitors like Winston Churchill, and about breath-taking speeches like Lyndon Johnson's impassioned plea for the Civil Rights Act.
Spanning 215 years, this epic eight-part series illuminates the legendary leaders and forgotten placeholders who have held the highest office in the land. Filled with visits to presidential archives and commentary from leading scholars, this is an ambitious, encyclopedic look at the men who have molded the nation—for better and for worse. Distributed by A&E Television Networks. 8-part series, 45 minutes each.
C-SPAN covers LIVE gavel-to-gavel floor proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives.
C-SPAN2 covers LIVE gavel-to-gavel floor proceedings of the U.S. Senate.
C-SPAN3 covers public affairs events, congressional hearings and history programming.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton discussed leadership, persuasiveness, decision making, bipartisanship, and the presidential campaigns of Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.
Second Term Presidents
Panelists talked about second term presidents. ... They also spoke about how presidents' foreign policy goals shift from their first to second terms, and their engagement with presidential candidates aiming to succeed them.
There are several videos on history.com related to the United States Presidents.
Mandate: The President and the People
DVD 353.03 M312s 2006
Narrated by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, Mandate examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR--