Long before HBO was what it is today, they were trying to find their footing with original content. In 1995, they released “Truman,” a biopic of Harry Truman starring Gary Sinise. He sits on a park bench for awhile. He also learns how government works, sort of. It’s not exactly a high point in the HBO lineage. But, hey! That’s why we’re here. To make sure the world is forced to never forget these mistakes.

Want to follow along? Next week is 1995’s “Nixon.”

Want to rent or buy Truman? It’s a bit hard to find. Here it is on DVD. $26? Really?

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