Moral Character and the Presidency

This program is part of the “Presidents in Perspective” symposium at Boston College. 
Mr. Gergen moderated a panel… read more

This program is part of the “Presidents in Perspective” symposium at Boston College. 

Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion called, “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential Reputations,” centering on the issue of moral character in the presidency. The panelists discussed George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman and others in terms of courage, commitment to duty, belief in public values such as life and liberty, and self-restraint.

Susan Dunn wrote Jefferson’s Second Revolution: The Election Crisis of 1800 and the Triumph of Republicanism, published by Houghton Mifflin. Ronald Walters wrote White Nationalism, Black Interests: Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community, published by Wayne State University Press. Douglas Wilson wrote Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, published by Alfred A. Knopf. David Gergen wrote Eyewitness to Power.

David Gergen directs the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Nov 28, 2004
Last Aired:
Apr 4, 2010

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  • Nov 28, 2004 | 7:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 21, 2005 | 10:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 21, 2005 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2010 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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