Jun 9, 2019
It wasn't supposed to be a race. Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, Jesse Jackson, John Glenn battle to take on Ronald Reagan in 1984. As do some other candidates. We look at the race that year and mine it for any insights into 2020 and American politics in general.
May 26, 2019
All about Presidential Scandals. From how Watergate may have seemed like in 1972 on Election night, to Grant and Carter's troublesome friends, to the Iran Contra story, we look at White House mess-ups and election impact. Though recorded in 2012, and originally titled 'You're TV Lied to You' I believe it's just as...
May 24, 2019
With C-SPAN's Susan Swain and Brian Lamb we talk Theodore Roosevelt and LBJ. And we discuss their book The Presidents, and the unique ranking system they use to assess and order America's POTUSes. e also talk abut some of the historians who helped them.
May 16, 2019
A look at the Senator who tried to end the Electoral College and the original reasons for it. It has as much to do with 1969 as it does with 1787
May 1, 2019
From John Adams and the Alien Sedition Act, Lincoln's rage and FDR's giggling sidekicks, from JFK's light warnings to Trump and the press as the people's enemy, we look at the relationship between President and the Press. Plus we are joined by Chris Novembrino of the Don't Worry About the Government and All in...