National Geographic Explorer (1996)





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Instead of standing in line with hundreds of tourists, wouldn't it be nice to get an inside look at the White House? What do the private living areas of the first family look like? What sort of food is served at a state dinner? National Geographic Video: Inside the White House takes the viewer on a special behind-the-scenes visit as National Geographic films what the public is generally not allowed to see. The staff prepares for the dinner with a buzz of furious activity, directed by the chief usher. Brass and silver are polished and readied, butlers make sure nothing is amiss and the pastry chef sets to work on breathtaking desserts.
Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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"National Geographic: Inside the White House" takes a look at the inner workings of America's most famous house during the Clinton administration in the mid-90's. Much has changed since this inside scoop, but Morgan Freeman's narrating voice is as soothing as ever. I think that the most valuable part of the documentary is its historical approach to the White House. You probably know many of these things already but National Geographic's ability to pull it all together with historical pictures and modern shots of the areas being discussed make it memorable. It also addresses a lot of questions that you might have, like "How does the kitchen operate" and "What does the view from that balcony look like," and a lot of questions that you never thought about, like "Who is in charge of the house," "Are there a lot of clocks in the house," and "Who winds all of the clocks are there in the house". There really isn't much to say about this documentary. It is very informative and concise but it isn't going to surprise you with anything that you couldn't find in a history book.

Jonny Priano
Jonny Priano

National Geographic's documentary on the White House is reverential and stirring -- then again, having Morgan Freeman as your narrator certainly gets you halfway there.

Luke W
Luke W

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