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Who writes the story of a president’s legacy?

The co-author of Peril discusses the unprecedented events from the Trump presidency to the 2020 Election, the January 6th insurrection, and the first look into Biden’s presidency.




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The events that unfolded following the last presidential election raised questions about our understanding of democracy, political parties, and how history will view the United States.

What do we now know about January 6th and what are still learning?

How did the 2020 Election unfold from inside the campaigns?

And how do we understand some of the key political figures of our time – Trump, Biden, Cruz, Graham, and others?

Today, we talk about this pivotal moment in our nation's history with Robert Costa of The Washington Post and his new book is Peril, which he co-authored with Bob Woodward.

The book is also the first inside look at Biden's presidency as he faces the unprecedented challenges of a deadly pandemic, economic crisis, and a bitter partisan divide.

Plus, historian Nancy Beck Young of the University of Houston, joins us to discuss how presidential legacies are shaped.

Robert Costa

  • co-author of Peril and national political reporter for The Washington Post

Dr. Nancy Beck Young

  • Moores Professor
  • Chair of the History Department at the University of Houston

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