President Obama’s legacy

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Guests: Michael Days and Julian Zelizer

With the 2016 Presidential election behind us and Obama’s Presidency drawing to a close, we take a look at what he accomplished, and didn’t, during eight years in office. Marty’s guest is MICHAEL DAYS, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, and author of the new book Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President. He’ll explain the book’s claims about Obama’s achievements in education, justice and homeland security and why the author believes Obama’s legacy is both transformative and historic. They’ll also discuss the permanency of Obama’s legacy given his sharp differences with the President-elect. Then, we’ll discuss Obama’s legacy in light of President-elect Trump’s views with JULIAN ZELIZER, a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at New America.  He’s the author most recently of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

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