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In Search of the Real America; Hail to the Chief


This version is a repack done 3/2/1978.

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In Search of the Real America
Hail to the Chief
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Series Description

Host Ben Wattenberg looks at the achievements of the free enterprise system in America. Series release date: 1977

Program Description

In this sixth and final installment, Ben Wattenberg (who once worked for LBJ) examines the Presidency with some folks who know it well- Lady Bird Johnson, Dean Rusk, former Nixon aide William Safire, former Solicitor General Robert Bork, and Harvard professor Doris Kearns Goodwin.

NOTE: Repeated as part of season two on July 27, 1978.

Produced by Elizabeth Deane; directed by Bruce Shah; Executive Producer Austin Hoyt.



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Broadcast program

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Deane, Elizabeth (Producer)
Chicago: “In Search of the Real America; Hail to the Chief,” 05/26/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3B03B48A7C8419F9046F425A022BD6C.
MLA: “In Search of the Real America; Hail to the Chief.” 05/26/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3B03B48A7C8419F9046F425A022BD6C>.
APA: In Search of the Real America; Hail to the Chief. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3B03B48A7C8419F9046F425A022BD6C
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