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National Geographic: Inside the U.S. Secret Service
National Geographic Inside the US Secret Service
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 30min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 07/19/2005 Run time: 90 minutes


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Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: National Geographic Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/02/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Vince Palamara, Secret Service expert , deceived us
T.R. | Falls Church, VA | 01/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a proud former member of the United States Secret Service, I believe that this product is worth your time and money...and I also feel it is my perogative to inform everyone here that, while Vince Palamara is to be commended for his notable research acumen and getting many of my colleagues-and myself- to speak to him, he has also done so at the expense of many of their feelings, beliefs, and trust. In short, Vince Palamara believes the means justifies the ends.
So, imagine my horror when I turn on the television a few years back and I SEE the young researcher who promised myself and many others that he was not a journalist, stating facts, theories, and innuendo as the gospel truth. Emory Roberts, for one, cannot defend himself. I will concede that I have no good explanation for what transpires on the film Palamara shows-but does that have to lead to conspiratorial conclusions? Does it, Vince?
From what I gather, many members of the AFAUSSS, myself included, are quite upset with him, as well they should be.

Can we let sleeping dogs lie? Lee Harvy Oswald killed President John Kennedy, acting alone. Yes, my colleagues did not do their jobs as effectively as they could have or probably should have-but will that bring back the man? No. What useful purpose is served by defaming Kennedy's memory and all the still-living former agents with calling into question the very painful loss of said man, as well as their job performance.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
T.R., proud alumni/ past member of the folowing organizations:
Army 1957-1959
USSS 1961-1982"
"Nice job National Geographic"
MasterKIller | tokyo japan | 11/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well this wasn't an easy topic to do reseach on.Well,you could tell that because of the name "Secret Service." National Geogrphics was allowed access to a alot of interesting things.The secret service has always facinated me.There whole operation are here in full detail.How they perpare a sight weeks in advance for the president.It shows all the assassinations and assassination attempts that were caught on camera.I really like the pace of this documentary.One of the best narrarated National Geographic has really done a terrific job.Compared to the Inside the F.B.I Doc,I would say that this is alot better in detail,pace,length.If you are interested in this topic you should buy this.It also contains two 20 minute documentary on x-presidents.I highly recommend this. A+"
Some nice pictures.
USSS Enthusiast | 09/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm quite happy with the video. It has some nice photos of the presidential limo, Air Force One, and agents protecting the president. It has many neat historical facts and video clips. It doesn't reveal any juicy details about the Secret Service, as many of their operational procedures are classified. However, it is quite specific about some of their general procedures."
A Concise History of Treasury's Most Dynamic Dept.
C. Sembello | Ardmore, PA United States | 04/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary is a solid and enjoyable examination of the key historical events that shaped presidential protection, an overview of the secret service's two principal duties (safeguarding both the commander-in-chief and the nation's currency), and a demonstration of some of the training and procedures involved in presidential security. The video is of pretty good quality, and as someone who is a West Wing fan, a political science nut, and a fan of educational/documentary film-making, I really felt that this doc put it all together nicely. All of the interviews, anecdotes, and various pieces of footage were both interesting and quite informative. It's good stuff.