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.
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Jim Lehrer, anchor of the NewsHour on PBS, writes novels when he’s not interviewing heads of state. His thirteenth, "No Certain Rest" (Random House), is a historical mystery in which Civil War experts investigate an unmarked grave at the Antietam battlefield.
- Jim Lehrer executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and author of two memoirs, three plays, and seventeen novels.
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