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On this President's Day, we look at how the founders envisioned the office of the presidency, how presidents from both parties have expanded the powers of the position over time, and what the current pattern could mean for the future of our democracy.

We're joined by Stephen Knott, presidential historian, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, and author of "The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal." We also speak with Thomas Whalen, political historian and professor of social sciences at Boston University.

This segment aired on February 17, 2020.

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