AirTalk for January 8, 2002

Access to Presidential Historical Records

On November 1st, President Bush issued an executive order that would all but block access to the Regan White House and potentially that of all other recent presidents. The Bush administration contends that the order is necessary to protect national security, but presidential historian and Boston University professor Robert Dallek suggests that Bush is trying to protect members of his own administration and possibly his father from embarrassing revelations. Larry Mantle discusses the executive order and who will lose out when access to historical records is reduced.


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