He was a partner in an influential Washington law firm and held key roles in three democratic administrations. Joseph Califano takes us inside some of the biggest history making moments in the last half century.


  • Joseph Califano founding chairman of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He was special assistant to the Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy administration; special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson; and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the Carter administration.

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