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» Monday, March 01, 2010
The Amazing Mrs. Madison
American Experience did an interesting profile of Dolley Madison tonight, as is usual these days, with actors re-enacting the principals of her era: husband James Madison (her first husband and infant son died in the 1793 yellow fever epidemic), Thomas Jefferson (who greeted visitors at the White House in his bathrobe to illustrate the democratic ideals of the new republic), scandalized British envoys, family, friends, and finally her dissolute spoiled, eldest son, who bled his mother and stepfather dry in their old age.

Much has been written about Dolley's lively personality and this special certainly brought her to life. I quite enjoyed it. But what on earth has American Experience done to its theme song? It sounds like it was written by a group of untalented three-year-olds.

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