From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".
Daniel Mark Epstein presents his new biography of Nat King Cole. In this season when we so often hear Nat King Cole crooning “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” Daniel Mark Epstein tells the story of his early years as a jazz pianist and singer, his work in the civil rights movement, and his amazing popularity which made him the first African-American with his own television show. (Note: “Nat King Cole” is published by Farrar Straus & Giroux)
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