Passion, commitment, treachery, indifference—former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has seen it all, and today his incredible rise and hard fall is commemorated through a new TV series “Whitlam: The Power and the Passion”.

Gough Whitlam was a powerhouse of a man: smart, educated, dashing, persevering, and committed. However, he may have been born at the wrong time. Though his intentions were honest and fair, he had to fight his way through in politics, eventually becoming Prime Minister of the Australian Labor Party. His idealism strong and his initiatives off to a good start, his service could be glowing—until the tide turned.

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