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Two Hundred Years Of U.S. Presidents And Pop Culture

Tevi Troy

Presidents have been forced to calculate whether they want to be men of the people…or men of somewhat higher understanding.

On this edition of Up to Date Steve Kraske sits down with author Tevi Troy for a look at how popular culture has shaped the presidency. From Jefferson’s grounding in philosophy to Obama’s mastery of Internet culture, they examine who was best, or worst, at navigating a president’s need to connect with the average citizen through the culture of the day.

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