Backstairs at the White House
is a 1979 NBC
based on the book My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House
by Lillian Rogers Parks
(with Frances Spatz Leighton). The series, produced by Ed Friendly Productions, is the story of behind-the-scenes workings of the White House and the relationship between the staff and the First Families.
The series was recommended viewing by the National Education Association.
The series was notable for its distinguished cast. Leslie Uggams starred as Lillian Rogers Parks and Olivia Cole played her mother Maggie Rogers. Other White House staffers were played by Louis Gossett, Jr., Robert Hooks, Cloris Leachman, Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes, and Paul Winfield.
The Presidents and their wives were played by the following:
Released on November 1, 2005 by Acorn Media. List price: $59.99. Runtime: 444 minutes over four episodes.