In Depth with Douglas Brinkley and Richard Norton Smith

Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley discussed presidential elections.
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Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley discussed presidential elections.

Richard Norton Smith (George Mason University) and Douglas Brinkley (Rice University) talk about past U.S. Presidents and presidential campaigns. The two historians also share their views on a number of books on these topics and the authors who have written them.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University in Texas and a fellow in history with the university’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. From 1994 to 2005, he was a professor of history and director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. He was later a professor of history and director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization at Tulane University. Prof. Brinkley’s books include “Gerald R. Ford,” "The Reagan Diaries," and “Jimmy Carter: The Unfinished Presidency.”

Richard Norton Smith is a scholar-in-residence at George Mason University. He has served as director or executive director of the presidential libraries of Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. Richard Norton Smith’s books include “Thomas E. Dewey and His Times,” "An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover," and “Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation.” close

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

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 5, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 28, 2008

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  • Oct 05, 2008 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Nov 28, 2008 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 28, 2008 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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