Written by: Stacia Hentz
Date: August 4, 2016
One of the best series from American Experience The Presidents begins an encore presentation on WOSU TV Monday night at 8pm with part one of JFK.
If you’re a student of history American Experience is most likely a favorite on your watch list. As we’re bombarded with political talk this election year, it might be good to take a look back at the Peabody Award-winning series The Presidents. If you haven’t seen this series it’s a must watch. Those of you who have seen it, know it’s worth viewing every time you get the chance.
PBS has selected six of the American Experience biographies from The Presidents series to highlight over the next two weeks.
“These films offer a chance for Americans to explore the lives of the leaders who shaped our country and see how each dealt with many of the same issues we face today — war, poverty, healthcare, immigration, and education,” said Mark Samels, American Experience Executive Producer.
“Each was shaped by the times in which they governed, as well as by their personalities and character. As we choose our next leader, these films provide an invaluable look back at the qualities that make an effective president and shape a legacy,” Samels said.
Finally we’ll wrap up The Presidents series on the August 21 Sunday Showcase featuring Jimmy Carter.
If you get notifications from PBS about upcoming programs, please note we are not airing the series on the same schedule as PBS.
For a complete list of showtimes on WOSU be sure to check our website; http://pw.myersinfosys.com/wosu/hour.