BOOGIE MAN brilliantly explains the transformation American politics through the life of controversial strategist Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rambunctious rise from hard-knuckled southern political strategist to Chairman of the GOP made him a household name. Atwater pioneered the modern GOP politics of fear and resentment, won the controversial 1988 Presidential Campaign, mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush, and birthed the Tea Party and Donald Trump.
With stunning never-before-seen footage, BOOGIE MAN is an eye-opening look at America’s obsession with winning at all costs, our deepest fears, and our political system’s disturbing descent into division and hatred.
|Running Time:||88 min.|
|Subject(s):||African American Studies, American History, Biography, Conflicts, History, Human Rights, Politics, Religion and Spirituality, Society|
|Producer(s):||Stefan Forbes, Noland Walker, Tia Wou|
|Production Company:||InterPositive Media, LLC|
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXZn-Vafi8Q&feature=emb_title
On NPR’s Fresh Air: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95898610
The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell: https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/the-treatment/stefan-forbes
PBS Frontline: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/atwater/etc/qa.html
PRI’s The Takeaway (scroll down): http://www.thetakeaway.org/stories/2008/nov/10/
NPR’s Talk of The Nation: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94931206
NPR’s On The Media – “The Dirty South”: