Doris Kearns Goodwin

Washington: Big, bold and (sometimes) truthful

Doris Kearns Goodwin had been working her way through the presidents.
Her books had traced the lives of Kennedy, Johnson, Lincoln, Taft and two Roosevelts. They had brought her fame, a Pulitzer Prize and a couple of drinking sessions with Daniel Day Lewis.
What was missing was the first and best-known president. Now she’s produced “Washington” (shown here), the documentary mini-series airing Sunday, Monday (yes, Presidents Day) and Tuesday on the History Channel Read more…