Ric Catches up with world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize®-winning, New York Times #1 bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She executive produced the miniseries that aims to bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose true story is understood by few.
Most know that George Washington was a general, crossed the Delaware, led the Continental Army to victory over the British, was America’s first President and is the face on the dollar bill – but few know his entire epic story. Over the course of a three-night television event, “Washington” will weave together dramatic live action sequences, excerpts from Washington’s letters and insights from a roster of notable experts, historians and scholars to tell a very personal story about the evolution of one of history’s most iconic leaders. The miniseries will examine Washington’s transformation from a young man whose sole ambition was to rise to the highest ranks of colonial society, into a determined revolutionary who led a rag tag army against the British Empire. Ultimately, he would become the reluctant leader of a fledgling new nation and lay the foundation for its eventual emergence as the world’s greatest superpower.
The series will feature interviews with President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and many others.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, and political commentator. She has written biographies of several U.S. presidents, including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga; Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln; and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Goodwin’s book No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995. Some of her books have been adapted into TV miniseries and films.
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