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The Presidency And The Press

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Hour 2:       Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft were close friends before their political lives drove them apart. And all the while, a muckraking press was doing its part to push the politicians towards reform. We’ll look back this hour at the tumultuous early years of the 20th Century with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her new book is The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism (Simon & Schuster).

For more on The Bully Pulpit, check out Philip Seib’s review on dallasnews.com.

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