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Race for the White House

Race for the White House

  • Premiered: 
    March 6, 2016
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  • Network: CNN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Political
  • Tags: historical

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Plot Synopsis

RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE is a documentary series that uses rare archival footage, interviews and re-creations to tell the stories of iconic campaigns for the Presidency of the United States. From powerful speeches to the dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, this series captures the drama of a high-stakes presidential election and its impact on politics today.

Season 1, narrated by executive producer Kevin Spacey, highlights a different election, including these six races: Jackson vs. Adams; Lincoln vs. Douglas; Truman vs. Dewey; Kennedy vs. Nixon; Bush vs. Dukakis; and Clinton vs. Bush. In addition to Spacey, HOUSE OF CARDS' Dana Brunetti is also an executive producer.
Narrated by Mahershala Ali, the six-episode second season of RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE premiered on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN. The six elections covered are: 1912 Wilson vs. Roosevelt vs. Taft; 1952 Eisenhower vs. Stevenson; 1964 Johnson vs. Goldwater; 1976 Carter vs. Ford; 1980 Reagan vs. Carter; 2008 Obama vs. McCain. Dana Brunetti returns as executive producer for Season 2.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by RAW TV
  • Produced by Trigger Street Productions