Jimmy Carter (2002)

“On January 12, 1971, Jimmy Carter, age 46 was sworn in as Governor of Georgia. In his inaugural address, he revealed his true feelings on race.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Biography of the 39th President of the US, who’s career skyrocketed from the Navy to the White House.

My Take on it – As a fan of American History especially the Presidency I was quite intrigued to see this documentary.

Carter became President when I was just 2 years old and lost his office four years later when I was 6.

Surprisingly, I recall having a fake election in school in 1980 and I voted for Ronald Reagan instead of Carter.

Carter is mostly known for his human rights work in the 4 years since he left office, but I was curious t learn more about his life up until being sworn in as the President and through his administration.

This movie gives a comprehensive look at both of those aspects of his life and it was very eye opening to learn so much about it.

Since this documentary was made 19 years ago, they were able to get interviews with many of the men and women who served under Carter and their insight into the man, his work and his life is fascinating to listen to.

The story itself isn’t very momentum, yet they still manage to explain who a simple Southerner from a family of peanut Farmers was able to reach the highest level of Government in just a few short years.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Because he was ineligible to run for re-election, Carter looked toward a potential presidential run and engaged himself in national politics. He was named to several southern planning commissions and was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention, where the liberal U.S. Senator George McGovern was the likely presidential nominee. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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