THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
BOXED SET: 5 DVDs
The portraits are organized thematically. "Professional Politicians," for example, examines Van Buren, Buchanan, Lincoln, and LBJ while "Family Ties" looks at J.Q. Adams, Benjamin Harrison, FDR, and Kennedy. Drawn from an extensive collection of visuals (drawings, cartoons, photographs, archival motion pictures, news film, videotape), each 12- to 20-minute capsule incorporates anecdotes, stories, and quotes along with voice characterizations from prominent figures like George Will and Walter Cronkite. DVD special features include scene slection and Internet links.
7 and up
Color and black-and-white
Total time: approximately 10 hours