Race For The White House
Go inside the drama of America's highest-stakes presidential elections, many of which hinged on a single issue.
- 1. JFK vs. NixonAugust 18, 202242minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishYoung and inexperienced, John F. Kennedy battles across America to win his party's nomination and, during the famous first television debate, redefines how image, as much as substance, could win you the White House.
- 2. Lincoln vs. DouglasAugust 18, 202242minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThe journey from prairie lawyer to president might seem impossible, but Lincoln's oratory and ruthless underhand tactics to win his party's nomination gave him the chance to beat one of the most formidable politicians of his generation, Stephen Douglas.
- 3. Bush vs. DukakisAugust 18, 202242minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishVice President George H.W. Bush fights off the scandal of Iran Contra in his campaign against Democrat Michael Dukakis, attacking him in a series of devastating TV ads that ultimately sunk Dukakis' campaign.
- 4. Truman vs. DeweyAugust 18, 202242minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishPresiding over a divided party and lagging far behind in the polls, an unpopular Harry Truman travels across America by train in a race against time to win the White House and beat his opponent, Thomas Dewey.
- 5. Jackson vs. AdamsAugust 18, 202242minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishGeneral Andrew Jackson believed he lost the election of 1824 to John Quincy Adams through political trickery. In 1828, he returns to battle Adams again in a campaign that would be notorious for its vicious personal attacks.
- 6. Clinton vs. BushAugust 18, 202242minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishLabelled an adulterer and a draft dodger, Bill Clinton is at rock bottom in the polls when he and his team begin one of the most effective political comebacks in US presidential campaign history.