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The Making of the President Season 1
Three landmark documentaries trace the path to presidential power, from preprimary jockeying to backroom deals, convention-floor drama, campaign strat (more…)

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The Making of the President, 1960 Season 1, Episode 1 $1.99

With Dwight D. Eisenhower retiring, the presidential field seems wide open from the outset. For the Democrats, will young upstart John F. Kennedy hold off the ebullient populist Hubert H. Humphrey and an eleventh-hour movement to draft Adlai Stevenson? For the Republicans, how can Richard M. Nixon, Ike's heir apparent, bring his party's liberal wing on board? Nixon and Kennedy eventually vie in the first television debates and a historically close election.

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