Ulysses S. Grant: The President, (Part 2) (#1412)
The greatest Union hero of the Civil War is swept into the White House in 1868. He presides over a tumultuous era, struggling to mend a broken nation and protect freed African Americans as repeated scandals shadow his administration. Returning to private life, he is fleeced by a Wall St. swindler. In a heroic effort to provide for his family, Grant races to finish his memoirs even as he is consumed by throat cancer. Yet at his death in 1885, the largest funeral in NY history proves he is still a hero to a grateful nation. [115 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's "The Abolitionists" premieres on PBS January 8, 2013 at 9/8c. Learn more: www.pbs.org 02:51
Historians John Stauffer and Lois Brown talk about the value of the abolitionists' story. See Stauffer and Brown in... 02:58
In 1957, before Apple and Google, before stock-option millionaires and billionaire venture capitalists, a group of... 00:31
The origin of what we have come to know as Memorial Day. 02:55
He was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's "John D.... 00:31
- Watch more video from this program »
Series Description: As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.