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Monday, October 5, 2020


(“The Trump Dynasty”: Barack Obama & Donald Trump)

History Africa (DStv 186) takes viewers behind the scenes of US presidential history, secrets and rivalries in the build-up to what will be one of the most polarized US elections to date. History showcases the legacies of these iconic commanders-in-chief, Sundays from 19h25, starting on October 4 and ending on November 15.

Featuring exclusive premieres including Presidents at War, The Trump Dynasty and America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump leading up to the epic mini- series Grant which premieres on November 1.

Biography: The Trump Dynasty is a must-see and kicks off on October 4 at 19h25. This documentary examines the life and heritage of the 45th President of the United States. From the origins of a New York real-estate empire to an all-encompassing view of the Trump family that has rarely been seen. The series delves into Donald Trump's childhood in Queens, his risky move into the world of Manhattan real estate, his notoriety as a best-selling author and reality television star, and the lead up to his 2016 presidential campaign.

Following this at 20h15 is America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump which exposes the bitter and often acrimonious divide of two very different leaders and their impact on the American political landscape. This four-part documentary reveals new interviews with key political and cultural figures, as well as an unparalleled archive of in-depth reporting across two presidential administrations. Did Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapse and an increase in racial, cultural and political divisions lay the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump and his campaign’s  exploitation of the country’s divisions?

Secrets and disclosures will also come under scrutiny when the two-hundred-year history of the White House is revealed in The Secret History Of The White House on October 4 at 21h10, together with The Secret History of Air Force One on October 11 at 21h20 – which exposes the incredible history of America's most famous plane, its passengers and the many presidential flights it bore witness to.

Presidents At War from October 18 to 25 at 21h20 features eight historic presidents, (namely: Dwight D Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Lyndon B Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H W  Bush) who all served in World War II and went on to become Commanders-in-Chief.

The month of iconic Presidents culminates with the epic three-part mini-series Grant, premiering on November 1 at 20h15. The legacy of the unlikely hero, Ulysses S Grant,  who at the time of his death, was the most famous man in the world and stood alongside men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as an American hero. However, today Ulysses S Grant is largely forgotten, his rightful legacy tarnished by a fog of myth, rumour and falsehood. Grant takes the viewer inside the moments that defined him: his battles against the KKK and as a champion of civil rights and equality for all Americans, that helped change the landscape of the US.

Riveting, revealing and explosive- the History Channel has it all with a month of Presidents, only on DStv channel 186.