James Baker: President-Maker

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Have you heard the term “grey eminence”? In the past several years, this term has been commercialized in movies, TV shows, and many more. It means a powerful decision-maker or adviser who operates behind the scenes.

In other words, someone who makes sure that certain politicians make it to the Senate, Congress, Parliament, White House, and etc.

This documentary explores the story of the man who made Washington work. He represents a time when a divided Congress got things done.

James A. Baker III, with 90 years of age, helped get three presidents elected, served in top posts for two of them, and played a central figure during momentous events of the late 20th century.

This documentary explores his life. It contains views from former presidents like Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr., and former Secretaries of State like Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice.

The documentary provides an eye-opening behind-the-scenes story of power, persuasion, and diplomacy.

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