The Presidency, 1901-1921

Here it is.

I’m sure none of you knew that I knew so much about Theodore Roosevelt. Actually, I went to Sagamore Hill as a kid; my grandmother told me in great detail how she met TR when he was in South America. So to me he’s Long Island’s president. I’ve read a great deal about him, although I have not written about him.

That said, what happened here says something about the function of the talking head. Although a few of the people featured in this segment are very well versed in Roosevelt’s life, I’d say there very little offered by anyone (including me) that one would not find in a good biography or even a solid overview of the presidency and national politics. But it all sounds good.