Herbert Hoover: Landslide Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

This documentary explores the facts and fictions behind the presidency of Herbert Hoover including The Great Depression and its lasting impact on government. The program also explores the role of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy during the Hoover presidency and into the early years of FDR. Hoover's early life abroad, the international experiences that led to his decision to run for office, Hoover's presidency and political philosophy, and the lasting impact of his policy decisions made during and after the depression are also presented. Along with the depression, "Herbert Hoover: Landslide" provides detailed discussion of the 1927 Mississippi flood, the 1928 election campaign, monetary and agricultural policies throughout the Hoover presidency, the Bonus March and the 1932 presidential election. Interview subjects include several notable scholars such as David Kennedy, Amity Shlaes, Robert Reich, Tim Egan and Timothy Walch among others.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
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