Episode #206: Giving Thanks to Great Political Memories
So this week, we’re reaching back into the archives to revisit some of our favorite interviews from this past year.
Former Pennsylvania Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D) recalls the pressures and conflicts she went through before casting the deciding vote that passed President Clinton’s budget/tax hike plan in 1993, and ultimately cost her her seat.
Steven Levingston, author of “Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor and the Battle Over Civil Rights,” discusses the relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, and how King pulled JFK into the civil rights struggle.
And we remember one of the great political junkies of our time, legendary Meet the Press host Tim Russert, who died unexpectedly in 2008. Betsy Fischer Martin, who served as the program’s executive producer for 11 years, reflects on her former boss’ career and legacy.
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