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According to the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC): "The bulk of the programme consists of interviews of US presidents by Hugh Sidey
, contributing editor of 'Time' magazine. The Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution made four programmes, with one president featured in each, which were originally broadcast in the USA on PBS in 1991 and 1992. The OU version intercuts the Commission's programmes around subject areas in order to contextualise the interviews in terms of their historical context and the wider political debate. Some of the incidents mentioned are illustrated by archive materials. This programme covers appointments to the Administration and the Supreme Court, the role of the vice-president, and the presidents' views about the political role of television and newspapers." See more