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Pointless Presidents

Episode: 2111

Everyone knows who the first president of the United States was. Many people know who the second or sixteenth president was. Other historical presidents people know by reputation: Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and the ill-fated John Kennedy.

Why do some presidents stay in the mind more than others? Is it because of an acquired celebrity status or because they achieved truly noteworthy success during their time as Chief Executive?

And what about the presidents whose names we don’t recall? What did they do – or not do – to be forgotten by posterity?

Join us for a discussion of the country’s six – or is it seven? – Pointless Presidents.

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