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Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.  Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: What makes a successful president?

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Feb 15, 2016 8:16 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, February 15, 2016:

With another President's Day upon us, we can expect to see the annual roll out equivalent to presidential hots and nots; lists of best and worst presidents will be flooding the internet, famous quotes will be shared and you'll likely be home from work or school. But there's a fundamental question that remains unanswered. What makes a president "best" or "worst"? And what about everyone in between?

Monday's Smart Talk focuses on presidents -- everyone from underrated to overrated, game changers, the forgettable and those who are undeservedly forgotten. If you think you have a favorite president now, you'll want to tune in and give some others a try.

Dr. David O'Connell, assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College, author and presidential history expert will be joining us on the program. He'll be on the show to discuss the popular presidents, like Kennedy and Lincoln, unpopular presidents, like Pennsylvania's own James Buchanan and presidents in between.​

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