Trump’s Place in Presidential History; One NYC Book Club; Presidential Biographies; Oscar Docs: 'Life, Animated'

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Alexis Coe, writer and historian and author and host of the "Presidents Are People Too!" podcast, talks about her latest piece in the New York Times Magazine on presidential biographies.
  • Julie Menin, commissioner of Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and Junot Diaz, professor at MIT, fiction editor at Boston Review, and author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (September 2, 2008, Riverhead Trade Paperbacks)discusses the city's new campaign to host the  largest community read program and how it will increase traffic to booksellers and libraries.
  • David Greenberg, historian of American politics and a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University and the author of Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016), and Terry Madonna, Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, discusses presidential history and where President Donald Trump fits into it.
  • Director and producer Roger Ross Williams talks about his Oscar-nominated documentary, "Life, Animated," about a young man with autism who was suddenly unable to speak at 3 years old, and how he re-gained his ability to talk and connect with people through classic Disney animated films.