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[03/27/19 - 04:17 PM]
History Announces Two New Epic Docudramas Including "Washington" in Partnership with Pulitzer Prize Winning Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and "The Food That Built America" Revealing the Unknown Stories of Visionary Food Entrepreneurs
Both docudramas join previously announced six-part documentary "Grant," based on Pulitzer Prize(R) winner Ron Chernow's #1 New York Times bestselling biography.







WASHINGTON (HISTORY)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/27/19
STATUS:
previously in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
three two-hour episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, March 2019) Everyone knows the basics about George Washington - he was a general, crossed the Delaware, led the Continental Army to victory over the British, was America's first President and is the face on the dollar bill - but few know his entire epic story. This HISTORY docudrama will reveal how Washington transformed from a young man whose sole ambition was to rise to the highest ranks of colonial society, into a determined revolutionary who led a rag tag army against the British Empire. Ultimately, he would become the reluctant leader of a fledgling new nation and lay the foundation for its eventual emergence as the world's greatest superpower. Over the course of a three-night television event, "Washington" will weave together excerpts from his letters, dramatic live action sequences and insights from expert interviewees to tell a very personal story about the evolution of one of history's most iconic leaders.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Beth Laski as EP
· Doris Kearns Goodwin as EP
· Jennifer Wagman as EP (History)
· Mary E. Donahue as EP (History)
· Matt Ginsburg as EP
· Tim Healy as EP
· Zachary Behr as EP (History)
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Pastimes Productions
· Railsplitter Pictures