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October 31, 2010
Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley
on the upcoming elections
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Info: Our guests are historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley. They will discuss the upcoming midterm elections, the Obama presidency, and politics in America. They will also look at how this election compares with others in history. Richard Norton Smith is a historian and biographer. His first book, "Thomas Dewey and his Times," was a finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize. Between 1987 and 2001, he was director of the presidential libraries of Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford. Currently, Smith is a Scholar in Residence at George Mason University. He is working on a biography of Nelson Rockefeller. Douglas Brinkley is a historian and author. Six of Brinkley’s books have been selected as The New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a history commentator for CBS news and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Since 2007, Brinkley has been a professor of history at Rice University.

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