Jimmy Carter: American Experience

Jimmy Carter: American Experience

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:00pm

Caption: Jimmy Carter

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics.

In 1980, Jimmy Carter was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Over the subsequent two decades, he became one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in America and the world. Jimmy Carter: American Experience, airing Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, traces the ascent of the ambitious farm boy from Georgia to the White House; the nature of Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970s; the internal conflicts with his own Christian religion; the role of his confidant and advisor, wife Roslynn, and his eventual emergence as a world politician.