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Eight U.S. presidents had close ties to New York State. This series reveals the facts and folklore that time has buried.

New York has given our nation some of its most glorious and iconic leaders, including Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, as well as more obscure figures, such as Chester Arthur and Millard Fillmore. This impressive group is rounded out by Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley.







Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

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PRESS RELEASE: 'Brimstone & Glory' | Viktor Jakovleski’s Visually Stunning Documentary Reveals the Grandeur of Tultepec’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

Brimstone Glory has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).