AIR FORCE ONE

Air Force One aired as a one hour prime time PBS/National Geographic special in July 2001 to some of the highest ratings ever for a documentary. The film weaves together the story of the technological marvel of the “Flying White House” with the history of the President’s unique, personal plane. It includes original interviews with Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, Clinton, Bush, as well with pilots, engineers, stewards and Cabinet advisors. And it takes us into the private office, the bedroom, even the communications center and emergency operating room of the highest ranking employee in America. After five years of negotiation, Wexler became the first filmmaker to be given exclusive access to the world’s most famous -- and most secret -- aircraft.