Simpatico or adversarial, they’re bound together by the Oval Office. From Hoover and Truman to Obama and Bush 1 and 2, the backroom deals, secret alliances, rescue missions and bitter rivalries among America’s current and former presidents have helped shape our politics and history over the last half century. KPCC’s managing editor Nick Roman talked about the inner sanctum that is the United States presidency with TIME magazine’s Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, authors of the new book, The Presidents Club.
- Nancy Gibbs, executive editor of TIME magazine. Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country, she is the author of more than 150 TIME cover stories and now writes the back essay page.
- Michael Duffy, TIME's Washington bureau chief; He directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs for both the magazine and Time.com.