Great American Monuments: The White House
Release Year: 1996
Synopsis: It was first called the "Presidential Palace." But from its construction in 1792, the White House has always been the property of a democratic people--as intimate and accessible as it is palatial. THE WHITE HOUSE is a remarkable historical tour of the White House from its slave-labor construction and subsequent burning at the hands of the British (Dolly Madison saved Washington's portrait) to the modern additions of indoor plumbing, telephones, theatres and even bowling alleys. Walk with Jackie Kennedy on a tour of the newly redecorated White House and sit in on First Family holidays and weddings. Review the household budget and visit the "other" White Houses Air Force One and Camp David. Take a rare inside look at a building that is part monument, part command center and part exclusive mansion an executive residence that is unique in the world...