- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 26, 2008
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A Republican congressman for 20 years, Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, making him one of the decade's highest profile conservative leaders. This A&E special chronicles Gingrich's role in the "Republican Revolution" of the mid-'90s, examining the strategies he created for the GOP, and tracking the various successes and failures under his professional belt.
Description by New Video Group:
They were swept into power on the back of the biggest political shift in memory. With a seemingly overwhelming mandate, a clear vision, and a powerful if controversial leader, the congressional class of 1994 represented a landmark for American politics. Revisit the shrewd political maneuvering, voter disillusionment and cutthroat campaigning that led to the "Republican Revolution," and follow the newly-elected Representatives to Washington. See revealing footage of Newt Gingrich and other GOP leaders plotting strategy and savoring their success. Experience the growing pains and harsh awakenings of the freshmen Congressmen, many of whom were political neophytes unprepared for life in the Capitol. And see how they set out to transform the Federal Government, and what they actually accomplished. It is a remarkable look at a unique moment in American history.