Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
Guest Host: Susan Page
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- Valerie Babb professor of English at Georgetown University
- Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University
- Patricia Griffith novelist and associate professor of English at George Washington University
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