Leading up to Election Day 2016, The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward.
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The great contradiction of Thomas Jefferson -- that he wrote the famous words "all men are created equal" and yet held more than 600 slaves -- sits at the heart of his complex and controversial legacy today. Experts Annette Gordon-Reed, Paul Finkelman, Jon Meacham, Julie Miller, Peter Onuf and Joe Yonan help us explore the many facets of our third U.S. president in this week's episode of Presidential.. . .
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