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Doris Kearns Goodwin On The Historic Nature Of Hillary Clinton's Nomination04:20
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In this June 7, 2016, file photo, former President Bill Clinton, stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after speaking at a primary  rally in New York. If Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election, she will be the first presidential spouse of a former president. (Julio Cortez/ AP)
In this June 7, 2016, file photo, former President Bill Clinton, stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after speaking at a primary rally in New York. If Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election, she will be the first presidential spouse of a former president. (Julio Cortez/ AP)
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Hillary Clinton is the first woman to top the presidential ticket for the Democratic or Republican parties. If she wins the election, she will be the first presidential spouse of a former president — her husband — Bill Clinton.

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin reflected on these firsts and on another Washington power couple — Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt —  when she joined WBUR's Morning Edition.

This segment aired on July 27, 2016.

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