Kevin Weddle, Lindsay Chervinsky, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Doug Bradburn, Alan Taylor, and Peter Stark, who each contributed to the docudrama, pose for a photo at the premiere. Photo by Paul Morigi.

Washington Docudrama Premieres at Mount Vernon

On February 11, Mount Vernon teamed up with HISTORY (formerly the History Channel) to host a special red-carpet preview screening for a new George Washington–focused docudrama. With renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin as the executive producer, the three-part miniseries debuted on HISTORY over Presidents’ Day weekend. 

Narrated by award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and starring Nicholas Rowe (The Crown), the series explores Washington’s life from his days as a young soldier to his heroics during the Revolutionary War, and on to the presidency. Each episode incorporates dramatic live-action sequences, excerpts from Washington’s letters, and insights from historians and experts, including former president Bill Clinton, historian Joseph J. Ellis, and Mount Vernon’s own president, Doug Bradburn. Scenes from Mount Vernon also feature prominently in the production. 

During this preview event, Mount Vernon welcomed more than 300 supporters, stakeholders, and special guests from HISTORY for an advance screening of the first episode and a question-and-answer session with Goodwin and Bradburn, followed by a champagne and dessert reception.

The miniseries is available on demand through local cable providers.