Written by: Stacia Hentz
Date: August 4, 2016

American Experience The Presidents Starts Monday, August 8 at 8pm

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.

We start Monday, August 8 at 8pm with part one of JFK.  Part two will air Tuesday followed on Wednesday with the four hour presentation of LBJ.

The August 14 Sunday Showcase will focus on Nixon and we’ll begin with Reagan at 8pm on Monday and Tuesday August 15 and 16, followed, on Wednesday, by the four hour presentation of George H.W. Bush.  

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.


  • Klaus VonNudelman

    At least you guys are treating him with respect. The rest of PBS is disgusting.

    • GGW1970

      You are obviously not watching the same PBS as I am. Every series is fantastic and most well done!

  • grandmasitter

    When does Season 4 start?

    • GGW1970

      June 18, 2017

  • Josephine White

    Miss Fisher’s mysteries are the most well written and beautifully costumed show on television any country, any genre. I am from New Mexico, (not New and Not Mexico,). I watch this show with my grand daughters and we all love Miss Fisher. To end it at season 3 is totally unreasonable. Let’s get the gang back together and protest, write, blog, twitter or what ever to make them do more. I am a month from being 70, so I will write real letters. Jo White, USA.

  • Donna Steele

    Fishers mysteries, season 3 is over. Bummer. I am waiting for season 4. While I am waiting, how about a repeat of 1, 2, & 3. Doc. Martin, as Time Goes by, and Keeping up Appearance, do it. I would love to watch the repeats.