Sunday’s Are President’s Night On History

HISTORY Africa (DStv 186) takes viewers behind the scenes of US presidential history, secrets and rivalries in the build-up to what will be one of the most polarized US elections to date. HISTORY showcases the legacies of these iconic commanders-in-chief, Sundays from 19:25, starting on 4 October and ending on 15 November.

Featuring exclusive premieres including Presidents at War, The Trump Dynasty and America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump leading up to the epic mini- series Grant which premieres on 1 November.

Biography: The Trump Dynasty is a must-see and kicks off on 4 October at 19h25. This documentary examines the life and heritage of the 45th President of the United States. From the origins of a New York real-estate empire to an all-encompassing view of the Trump family that has rarely been seen. The series delves into Donald Trump’s childhood in Queens, his risky move into the world of Manhattan real estate, his notoriety as a best-selling author and reality television star, and the lead up to his 2016 presidential campaign.

Following this at 20h15 is America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump which exposes the bitter and often acrimonious divide of two very different leaders and their impact on the American political landscape. This four-part documentary reveals new interviews with key political and cultural figures, as well as an unparalleled archive of in-depth reporting across two presidential administrations. Did Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapse and an increase in racial, cultural and political divisions lay the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump and his campaign’s exploitation of the country’s divisions?

Secrets and disclosures will also come under scrutiny when the two-hundred-year history of the White House is revealed in The Secret History Of The White House on 4 October at 21h10, together with The Secret History of Air Force One on 11 October at 21h20 – which exposes the incredible history of America’s most famous plane, its passengers and the many presidential flights it bore witness to.

Presidents At War from 18 October – 25 October at 21h20 features eight historic presidents,-(namely: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) who all served in World War II and went on to become Commanders-in-Chief.

The month of iconic PRESIDENTS culminates with the epic three-part mini-series Grant, premiering on 1 November at 20h15. The legacy of the unlikely hero, Ulysses S. Grant, who at the time of his death, was the most famous man in the world and stood alongside men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as an American hero. However, today Ulysses S. Grant is largely forgotten, his rightful legacy tarnished by a fog of myth, rumour and falsehood. Grant takes the viewer inside the moments that defined him: his battles against the KKK and as a champion of civil rights and equality for all Americans, that helped change the landscape of the US.

Riveting, revealing and explosive- HISTORY has it all with a month of PRESIDENTS, only on DStv channel 186.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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