Jay Garner gives an outstanding performance as Gov.Lester Maddox in this TV adaptation of the satirical musical, which played Broadway last year.
The musical is performed by the original Broadway cast, with Clarence Felder 111 as narrator. The show was called a "comic, devastating cartoon of a significant political figure," by Brooks Atkinson, former New York Times drama critic.
Maddox is followed through his recent career as he talks to his deity about closing his Pickrick restaurant rather than serve blacks, as he campaigns and is elected Governor of Georgia, and as he makes his unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination at the 1968 Democratic convention.
Musical numbers include "What America Means To Me," "Jubilee Joe," "Hip Hooray For Washington," and "God is American."
Jay Garner gives an outstanding performance as Governor Lester Maddox in the TV adaptation of the satirical musical, which played on Broadway in 1969. The presentation hits hard at segregation, politics, the Military and the establishment.