The swagger. The glib pronouncements. The ego. The wealth. The hair. Despite the ubiquity of his surname, to many he’s simply known as “The Donald.” Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a true American phenomenon. So where did he come from? What drives him? And what kind of leader might he make? This 2-hour HISTORY special delves into the Donald’s past, filling in the details and digging up the truth behind his legendary rise, fall and comeback. This is the story of an American icon; His family, his business, his ambition and what makes him tick. We unveil rarely-seen footage – from Donald’s interviews with Phil Donahue, to his comments about politics from the floor of the 1988 Republican convention. We’ll also hear from celebrities, politicians and those close to The Donald. NY Senator Al D’Amato talks about Trump’s ability to navigate the sharks in New York City’s political waters. Gossip columnist Liz Smith weighs in on Donald’s marriages.
Using exclusive access to newly uncovered archives, Kalush and Sloman reveal the clandestine agreements in which the British and Americans recruited Houdini to be an active secret agent. In exchange for his cooperation, the governments of these two countries facilitated his rise to the top of the world stage.