Just in time for Presidents Day 2020, History is premiering a three-night event called Washington, which aims to “chip away at the bronzed and marbled image” of America’s first president. It will air on consecutive nights from Sunday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on History.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch the Washington miniseries live as it airs or on-demand afterwards on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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The History Channel is one of 58 live-TV channels included in Philo’s main bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch Washington live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay shows and episodes that have aired in the last three days.
The History Channel is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch a live stream Washington on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows and episodes up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
The History Channel is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of Washington on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
‘Washington’ Miniseries Preview
This three-part miniseries is executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who is the Pulitzer Price-winning author of books on Lyndon Johnson, the Kennedy family, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the media’s coverage of presidential campaigns from 1896 to 2000.
Now she is partnering with History to bring viewers an historic look at George Washington. The press release for the series says that the show will “explore the full arc of his journey and weave together dramatic live-action sequences, excerpts from Washington’s letters and insights from a roster of notable experts, historians and scholars to tell a very personal story about the evolution of one of history’s most iconic leaders.”
The miniseries will examine Washington’s transformation from a young man seeking to rise as a military officer, into a determined revolutionary who led a rag-tag army against the British Empire. Ultimately, Washington would become the reluctant leader of a fledgling new nation and lay the foundation for its eventual emergence as the world’s greatest superpower.
The miniseries is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and features interviews with President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and noted historians, including Joseph J. Ellis, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jon Meacham, and Alan Taylor. Nicholas Rowe, who recently played Winston Churchill’s secretary Jock Colville on The Crown, stars as Washington for the miniseries.
“As a presidential historian, it’s been my privilege to ‘live with’ some of our nation’s best leaders as I have sought to make them human and accessible, so that we could truly see ourselves in their places and learn from the trajectory of their leadership. Imagine how excited I was for the opportunity to go back to the beginning to George Washington, the man who created the template for presidential excellence through his courage, ability to grow, to learn from mistakes and surround himself with strong leaders. I hope that viewers will be as captivated by his life and story as I have been,” said Goodwin in a statement.
History’s executive vice president and general manager Eli Lehrer added, “Our audience thrives on gaining knowledge about legendary leaders who have made an impact to the fabric of our society and History continues to invest in premium content to tell these gripping stories. Across three nights, Washington will offer viewers a three-dimensional look at the revolutionary leader as he evolves from soldier to commander to victor and America’s first President.”
Washington airs its six hours across three nights: Sunday, February 16, Monday, February 17, and Tuesday, February 18 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.
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