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The Peoples President: Man, Myth and the Media

A production by filmmaker Chuck Workman and the White House Historical Association — and presented by WETA — examines portrayals of presidents in film and television, exploring how these depictions drive both perceptions of the office of the presidency and the traits Americans treasure in their leaders.

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FDR and the Fireside Chat

Credit: Library of Congress

Nixon and Elvis

Nixon and Elvis

Credit: Nixon Presidential Materials, National Archives

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan sitting in a "Director's" style chair

Credit: Ronald Reagan Library

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