How Presidents' Legacies Are Evaluated And Evolve After Their Deaths09:35

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George H.W. Bush will be buried Thursday, and pundits are already busy examining his place in American history. It's an expected reaction — sizing up the legacies of U.S. presidents is a favorite pastime of historians. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) and Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755), historians and co-hosts of the podcast "BackStory," which is produced at Virginia Humanities.

This segment aired on December 6, 2018.

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