Race for the White House

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Race for the White House
Race for the White House CNN Logo.jpeg
GenreDocumentary
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkCNN
Original releaseMarch 6 –
April 10, 2016
External links
Website

Race for the White House is an American political television show that discusses various presidential election campaigns throughout United States history. It premiered on March 6, 2016, on CNN.[1] The series is narrated by Kevin Spacey, well-known at the time of production for playing fictional President Frank Underwood in the US version of House of Cards. After Spacey faced allegations of child sexual abuse, the narration was re-recorded by Spacey's House of Cards co-star Mahershala Ali.

Episodes[edit]

denotes an extended episode.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon"Christopher SpencerChristopher SpencerMarch 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)2.56[2]
Republican Vice President Richard Nixon hopes to win the presidency in the 1960 election, but faces a tough challenge from Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy.
22"Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen A. Douglas"Christopher SpencerChristopher SpencerMarch 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)1.98[3]
Former Republican Representative Abraham Lincoln seeks to win the 1860 election by defeating Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas, as well as Southern Democratic Vice President John C. Breckinridge, and former Constitutional Unionist Senator John Bell.
33"George H.W. Bush vs. Michael Dukakis"David BartlettDavid BartlettMarch 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)0.91[4]
Republican Vice President George H. W. Bush seeks to prevent Democratic Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis from winning the 1988 election through dirty campaign tactics.
44"Harry Truman vs. Thomas Dewey"Kim FlitcroftKim FlitcroftMarch 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)0.84[5]
Democratic President Harry S. Truman attempts to defeat Republican Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 election.
55"Andrew Jackson vs. John Quincy Adams"David BartlettDavid BartlettApril 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)0.80[6]
National Republican Party President John Quincy Adams faces off against Democrat Andrew Jackson again in 1828, four years after defeating Jackson in controversial election.
66"Bill Clinton vs. George H.W. Bush"Kim FlitcroftKim FlitcroftApril 10, 2016 (2016-04-10)0.96[7]
Democratic Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton looks to unseat Republican President George H. W. Bush and defeat independent politician Ross Perot in the election of 1992.

Broadcast[edit]

Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on History on October 3, 2016.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race for the White House". CNN.com. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Kissell, Rick (March 7, 2016). "CNN's 'Race for the White House' Opens Well Behind Debate". Variety. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Porter, Rick (March 15, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: 'The Walking Dead' off slightly, 'Shameless' ticks up". TV by the Numbers. zap2it.com. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.20.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.27.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.3.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.10.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Purcell, Charles (29 September 2016). "New This Week (Oct 3): Westworld, The Flash, Arrow, Quarry, A-League, Bathurst 1000 and live sport". The Green Room. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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