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FRONTLINE; Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

11/08/2008

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
Program Number

2703HD001

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

In the wake of yet another hard-fought and bitter presidential campaign, FRONTLINE presents a biography of Lee Atwater, the charming, Machiavellian godfather of modern take-no-prisoners Republican political campaigns. Through eye-opening interviews with Atwater's closest friends and adversaries, the film explores the life of the controversial political operative who mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush, led the GOP to historic victories, and wrote the party's winning playbook. The story tracks Atwater's rise from his beginnings in South Carolina as a high school election kingmaker all the way to the White House and his subsequent battle with cancer and final search for forgiveness and redemption. To Democrats, Atwater was a political assassin who one Congresswoman dubbed "the most evil man in America," but to Republicans he remains a hero for his deep understanding of the American voter and his unapologetic vision of politics as warfare.

Duration

01:26:56

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story,” 11/08/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67982294852B4A188E7FCC7D66C1C459.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story.” 11/08/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67982294852B4A188E7FCC7D66C1C459>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67982294852B4A188E7FCC7D66C1C459
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