2.16.14: Presidents' Day

Feb 16, 2015

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Word of Mouth celebrates Presidents’ Day with presidential portraits from Writers on a New England Stage. We’ll talk to three authors who took a deeper look into the complexities and motivations of American leaders throughout history.


Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin brings us back to the progressive era, when politics poisoned the once-close friendship between presidents Roosevelt and Taft.

A. Scott Berg

  • We’ll stay chronological with a portrait of Woodrow Wilson by another Pulitzer Prize winning author, A. Scott Berg.

Chris Matthews

  •  We’re leaping from the early 20th Century presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy. MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews joined Virginia on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth to discuss his book Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.