About This Episode
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The West Wing has been portrayed in popular culture from TV shows including The West Wing and House of Cards, or on the big screen in films like The American President. But what is working in the White House really like? Listen to this week’s episode where we learn more about the early days of President Kennedy’s West Wing from a staffer who was there. We'll also interview former Obama administration staffers who say they felt echoes of Kennedy in their West Wing more than half a century later.
Special thanks to this week's guests, Dan Fenn, Fredrik Logevall, and West Wingers Ned Price, Gautam Raghavan, and Raina Thiele.
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What We Talked About
Read Dan Fenn's 1968 Oral History on Massachusetts politics in the 1950s, the 1960 presidential election, and more.
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