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American Experience: The Presidents

Monday, Aug. 8, through Thursday, Aug. 18, on CET

With the presidential election heating up, we’re encoring two weeks of programming that profile and examine the lives and presidencies of some of the United States’ leaders including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

JFK: American ExperienceJFK: American Experience
Monday, August 8, at 9pm on CET (Part 1)
John F. Kennedy’s rise to power, from his birth to his election as president in 1960, is examined. Watch the first chapter.

Tuesday, August 9, at 9pm on CET (Part 2)
John F. Kennedy’s successes and failures in the White House and his assassination are explored.


LBJ: American ExperienceLBJ: American Experience
Wednesday, August 10, at 8pm (Part 1) and 9:30pm (Part 2) on CET
The presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and his mastery of the legislative process are highlighted. Watch a preview.


Nixon: American ExperienceNixon: American Experience
Thursday, August 11, at 8pm on CET
The complex life, political career, presidency and resignation of Richard Nixon are examined. Watch this program online.


Jimmy Carter: American ExperienceJimmy Carter: American Experience
Monday, August 15, at 9pm on CET
Trace the ascent of an ambitious country boy from a peanut farm in Georgia to the Oval Office. Watch a preview.


Reagan: American ExperienceReagan: American Experience
Tuesday, August 16, at 9pm on CET (Part 1)
Explore the influence of family, religion and anti-communism on the life on Ronald Reagan.

Wednesday, August 17, at 9pm on CET (Part 2)
Ronald Reagan spent two terms in office as one of the most popular and controversial presidents. Watch a preview of the full documentary.


George H.W. Bush: American ExperienceGeorge H.W. Bush: American Experience
Thursday, August 18, at 8pm on CET
George H.W. Bush’s service in World War II, early career in Texas and his presidency are examined. Watch a preview.