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EXTRA! EXTRA! Teddy Roosevelt Goes Digital!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt is considered one of the great presidents, but he doesn’t have a presidential library. His papers are scattered, so a group of scholars are creating a virtual one.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Theodore Roosevelt, Godfather of Progressive Politics

Monday, October 13, 2014

A look at the power struggle that created the progressive movement and defined modern American politics at the turn of the 20th century.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Theodore Roosevelt Helped Create Progressive Politics

Monday, August 18, 2014

A look at the power struggle that created the progressive movement and defined modern American politics at the turn of the 20th century.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Doris Kearns Goodwin on The Bully Pulpit

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft — a close relationship that ruptured in 1912, when they engage in a fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, and had vast political repercussions.

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The Takeaway

An Infamous Dinner: Washington, Roosevelt and Race in America

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

When Sen. John McCain conceded the presidency to Barack Obama, McCain said: "A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time." Author Deborah Davis chronicles that dinner, its aftermath, and the lives of Roosevelt and Washington in her new book.

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Opinion: Obama, Roosevelt, and the Power of Progressivism

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

“Many people will hear the word Progressivism and immediately think of liberals or Democrats—but they’re not synonymous.” - Glenn Beck

I’ve always thought of President Obama as more of a Progressive than a Liberal.  I know, I know.  Labels again.  But sometimes they are helpful. On Tuesday, with his speech in Kansas, harking back 100 years to Theodore Roosevelt, Obama confirmed my suspicions.

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The Takeaway

President Obama Invokes Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas Speech

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

President Obama called for a shoring up of the country's middle class and criticized the concentration of wealth in the U.S. during a speech Tuesday in Osawatomie, Kansas. The town was the site of Theodore Roosevelt's famous "New Nationalism" speech, which, a century earlier touched upon many of the same themes as President Obama's address. But Obama's speech comes on the heels of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the GOP Primary, and the inception of his 2012 presidential campaign.

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