Smart Talk: President’s Day and a look at the personal side of America’s highest office

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President’s Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in February. Originally, the day was marked in recognition of the first President’s birthday, but was eventually generalized as a day to honor and celebrate all U.S. presidents.

For Smart Talk, it is an opportunity to look back at the men who have held our nation’s highest office — talk about the good and the bad, along with some stories that have been lost to history.

To share his perspective, Smart Talk is joined by Matthew Pinsker, Ph.D., Professor of History and Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History at Dickinson College.

To offer a closer look into the personal side of the presidency, along with some little known facts, is Dr. Larry Cook, DC, an historian and lifelong collector of presidential memorabilia.


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