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 FDR’s early years. Hoover’s early life abroad, the international experiences that led to his decision to run for office, his presidency and political philosophy, and the lasting impact of his policy decisions during and after the depression are also presented. Along with the depression, “Herbert Hoover: Landslide” provides detailed discussions 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 including David Kennedy, Amity Shlaes, Robert Reich, Tim Egan. and Timothy Walch.

Mon, Oct 26, 2009 -- 11:00 pm
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 -- 5:00 am

Tue, Oct 27, 2009 -- 10:00 pm
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 4:00 am

KQED World
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 9:00 am
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 12:00 pm

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