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New Documentary Explores Jimmy Carter’s Love For All Things Rock ’N’ Roll

Former President Jimmy Carter became friends with rock ‘n’ roll icon Bob Dylan.
Former President Jimmy Carter became friends with rock ‘n’ roll icon Bob Dylan.
Credit Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

“Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” is a new documentary that chronicles the role music had in helping get Georgia’s own Jimmy Carter into the White House.

The film features dozens of intimate interviews, rare performances and footage from Carter’s interactions with rock stars.

The film explores the profound impact musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregg Allman and Willie Nelson had on President Carter, and also his long-lasting and deep friendships that he shared with them.

Director Mary Wharton and producer Chris Farrell joined “City Lights with Lois Reitzes” for a conversation about the film and the power that music had on Carter’s presidency.

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