Roosevelt, Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism



Politics today are not glorious: Money buys influence, legislative stalemate paralyzes the country, small foreign wars drain our resources. But the US was plagued by the very same problems a hundred years ago. This hour we’ll explore the first decade of the Progressive Era, and the muckrakers who exposed corruption and spurred the spirit of reform.


  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer, historian, political commentator, author of The Bully Pulpit.

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