For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
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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