Episode 146, with guests Carter Eskew and Harvey Kaye

Carter Eskew and Harvey Kaye are our guests this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: April 11, 2014 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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Carter Eskew is our first guest this week. Carter is a founding partner and managing director of the Glover Park Group and an opinion contributor to the Washington Post.

At the bottom of the hour, we’re joined by Harvey Kaye, the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Social Justice at the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay. Harvey is the author, most recently, of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great.

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Episode 145, with guest Todd Purdum

Todd Purdum is our guest this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: April 5, 2014 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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This week: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

I had the pleasure recently of seeing “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston in “All The Way,” the Broadway play about Lyndon Johnson’s tumultuous first full year year in offce, 1964, when the shadow of JFK’s assassination hung over the country and the Civil Rights struggle burned toward the approaching freedom summer. Cranston’s anguish as LBJ flew from the stage as we watched him dealing with Martin Luther King, J. Edgar Hoover and reluctant members of Congress grudgingly moving toward passage of Kennedy’s Civil Rights legislation, known on Capitol Hill as HR 7152

The real inside story of the fight to, as Johnson said, “write it in the books of law,” is the subject of a new book – An Idea Whose Time Has Come – on shelves April 1 by my old friend Todd Purdum, published by Henry Holt.

Todd is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and a senior writer for POLITICO, but we go way back, to when he was White House correspondent for the New York Times, where he spent twenty years.

Episode 144, with guests Matt Canter and Kirsten Powers, with guest host Matt Bennett

Matt Canter and Kirsten Powers are our guests this week.
Guest host this week: Matt Bennett, co-founder of Third Way
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: March 29, 2014 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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Episode 143, with guest Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to President Obama