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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The controversies of Watergate and Vietnam, and the resignation of Richard Nixon, tempered America's patriotism... until Ronald Reagan came along.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By PJ Vogt
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
George W. Bush is back in the press with his Presidential Center scheduled to open on May 1st. According to Dallas Morning News Staff Writer Tom Benning, this new presence in the media is a reluctant one. And what can we expect to see in the library itself? Brendan Miniter, Senior Editorial Director of the George W. Bush Institute, offers a few sneak peeks.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
A Gun Manufacturer's Take on Tougher Gun Laws | Inventing a Job: Advice from a Doer to a Dreamer | Remembering the Country's Forgotten Presidents
Monday, February 18, 2013
Before he was our sixteenth president and the man who kept our union together, Abraham Lincoln was sort of a regular guy who made mistakes and had ambitions. In honor of President’s Day, we’re looking at that other Lincoln, that not-yet-famous Lincoln, with Chris DeRose, author of “Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President.”
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Long before Richard Nixon was president or he and Dwight D. Eisenhower were in-laws, the two were allies and adversaries. Their relationship lasted for 20 years, and brought out both the best and worst in each other. The story of their complicated relationship is told in the new book, "Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage." The author, Jeffrey Frank, is former senior editor of The New Yorker.
Monday, November 05, 2012
By Brian Wise
Gabriela Montero, a classical pianist known for her signature improvisations on themes suggested by audience members, dramatizes a debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Do you know the first president to write a memoir? Or the one to host the first White House Easter Egg Roll? And if we were to grade each president, would Reagan really come out on top — as many modern Republicans suggest? Kenneth C. Davis knows plenty about the commander-in-chiefs. He's the author the new book, in stores this week, “Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents.”
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ninety years ago today, President Warren G. Harding made history by being the first President to deliver an address on the radio. What was the immediate impact of the broadcast of President Harding's address and how do we continue to feel that impact in today's media environment?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time Magazine and Michael Duffy, executive editor of Time Magazine are the co-authors of The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity. They explain what it's like inside the brotherhood of former Presidents.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has never shied away from controversy. This time it is the commentator's new history book, "Killing Lincoln," that's in the eye of the storm. A reviewer for the National Park Service's bookstore at Ford's Theatre has recommended that the store pull the book due to "lack of documentation" and "factual errors." O'Reilly responded to his critics on his show. (Video after the jump.)
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Charles Lachman, executive producer of Inside Edition, explains how a sex scandal nearly took down a president. A Secret Life: The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland is the story of how the man who held the nation’s highest honor eventually came to take responsibility for his son. It’s a thrilling, sordid tale, which includes allegations of rape, physical violence, and prostitution.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
In his speech to the nation last Wednesday, announcing troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, President Obama said we needed to refocus on nation-building here at home. This idea echoes the massive ambitions of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 1960s. Johnson’s situation seems to somewhat mirror President Obama’s: Johnson brought us the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid, but his broader ambitions were eventually sidelined by the fiscal necessity of Vietnam.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
In recent decades, the public has been inundated with headlines of political sex scandals from former senator Larry Craig’s bathroom antics to president Bill Clinton’s numerous liaisons. While we’re encouraged to believe that sex scandals in politics are the exception, not the rule, a new book says that, in fact, great leadership and great promiscuity regularly go hand-in-hand.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Here's how it works: Call in with two truths and one lie about any US President - you'll have to do a little research - and Ken will try to guess which one is made up. Stump him, win a tote bag!
Friday, January 28, 2011
The lobby of Washington, D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel has seen more than its fair share of presidents and political elite. The hotel's piano bar has become a social scene for presidents within the hotel, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. Our partners at the BBC spoke with the one man who's seen it all go down, and provided the entertainment along the way — Dan Ruskin, the piano man.