WATCH: WBUR And The Washington Post Present: Unprecedented Presidents

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Time & Date

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

“Unprecedented” is a word that is often used to describe aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency and the political climate ahead of the 2020 presidential race. But have we been here before?

Lillian Cunningham, host of The Washington Post’s popular podcast Presidential, will moderated a conversation examining past leaders who have dramatically altered the nature of presidential communication, faced impeachment and used the bully pulpit in ways that shocked their times. The conversation will explore what’s old, what’s new and what it all tells us about where the United States is headed from here.


Drew Gilpin Faust - president emerita of Harvard University and Arthur Kingsley Porter University professor

Alexis Coe - author, "You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington"

Julian E. Zelizer - professor of history and public affairs, Princeton University, and contributor, WBUR and NPR's Here & Now

Event in partnership with The Washington Post.