Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Philip Kunhardt and Hugh Sidey discuss the new book and television series on the 41 men who have served in our nation’s highest elected office. They’ll talk about the themes and comparisons they’ve drawn out of their historical research and modern observations.
"The American President" is published by Riverhead, and the television series airs this month on PBS.
- Hugh Sidey Time magazine reporter and narrator of "The American President" on PBS
- Philip Kunhardt III co- author and co-producer of "The American President" (Riverhead and PBS)
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