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THE FIRST CHILDREN: How The White House Years Shaped Their Lives

  • Christopher Carson, Director
  • Dawn Spiwak & Christopher Carson, Producer

About the Project

THE FIRST CHILDREN is a documentary series focusing on Presidential children during and after the White House years and how those experiences shaped the rest of their lives. From the beginning of American history, society has always had a curiosity about these First Children. What makes them intriguing is that they were ordinary children living an extraordinary lifestyle. But who are these children? What responsibilities did they have to uphold in society? What were their successes and failures? What were their accomplishments? The First Children have known the same triumphs and tragedies that come to all of us, except they did it under the glare of the historical spotlight.