The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show History Lessons for the President Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/252367/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy with Richard Serino (L), Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Craig Fugate (R), Administrator FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images ) i Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, explains what the historical precedent is for Obama's second term and for storm response.