“Why did Wilson pick politics and government? Well it was because he wanted, he dreamed, of becoming a major statesman using politics to gain office and using office to persuade men about how to live and order their their lives.” – John M. Blum
Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Feb 2022)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the personal and political life of Woodrow Wilson who served as President during World War I.
My Take on it – I have always been fascinated by the history of America and in particular with the history of its Presidents.
Woodrow Wilson has always been among one of my favorite Presidents and this 3 hour documentary gives a very comprehensive look at his life, his career and even his aspirations in life.
The story works well in portraying how a person can try and get to such a lofty position from a place that no one might have expected.
Having grown up during the Civil War in the South, he wanted as much as possible to find a way to make Democracy work better and strove for that goal for his whole life.
The way that they show things also allows the viewer to see how the public viewed a widowed President as he strove to find a new love in his life under the scrutiny of the media which at the time only meant newspapers, but that still was a hurdle for him to deal with even without modern social media causing problems.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – On December 10, 1920, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Price “for his role as founder of the League of Nations.” Wilson became the second sitting United States president after Theodore Roosevelt to become a Nobel Peace Laureate. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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