Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (Simon & Schuster), joins us to look back on the 50 years of civil rights history since the March on Washington.
The Civil Rights era still reverberates in national politics, and Taylor Branch tells the stories of everyday heroes who achieved miracles and yet poignantly fell short. His book The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement brings to life 18 pivotal dramas, from the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott to Martin Luther King’s assassination.
At the beginning of his presidency, Bill Clinton spent hours in private, secret interviews with close friend and Pulitzer prize–winning journalist Taylor Branch. They talked about Monca Lewinsky and the Oklahoma City bombings; they dished about world leaders and soon-to-be president George W. Bush. Now, after years, Branch has amassed his own musings about the talks into a more than 700-page tome. We ask him about his book, "The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With the President."
(click through to read the first chapter of "The Clinton Tapes")