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The Transformation of the Bush Administration24:50
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One year ago, George W. Bush was limping out of a month-long fracas over the 2000 election, the President-elect of a deeply divided nation. His first several months in office were considered unremarkable by many. But an unprecedented attack on the United States and an ambitious and so-far successful war on terrorism have pushed the President's approval ratings through the roof and have led to comparisons with FDR and other great American leaders. This hour, a look at the Bush administration before and after September 11th. How are our leaders rising to meet the first major crisis of the 21st century?

Guests:

Mickey Edwards, lecturer in legislative practice and public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard

Republican member of Congress for 16 years;
Allan Lichtman, history professor at American University and the author of The Keys to the White House

This program aired on December 13, 2001.

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