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1/16/09: Presidential Courage

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George Washington took the oath of office in 1789 at the age of 57.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday we're rebroadcasting our conversation with one of the country's leading presidential historians - Michael Beschloss. In his recent book, Beschloss has selected stories of American presidents who jeopardized their political careers, reputations, and even their lives to make the right decision. Beschloss writes: "Throughout our history it has been important for presidents to summon the courage to dismiss what is merely popular." (Rebroadcast)

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