Education & History
Tue December 24, 2013
Pulitzer Prize Winners Doris Kearns Goodwin & Robert Caro
New York NOW features interviews with two of the most decorated writers of the last 50 years.
First off, our Matt Ryan sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her last work, Team of Rivals, has gone down as one of the most influential of the 21st Century, reportedly inspiring President Barack Obama to choose former adversary Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State and the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln was partly based on it. Here in 2013, she's supporting her latest work The Bully Pulpit; Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism. She discusses how the once perfect partnership between Roosevelt and Taft soured so much, that the former ran against his former VP in the 1912 Presidential Election.
Then our Casey Seiler sits down with Robert Caro. The two-time Pulitzer winner discusses in-depth his exhaustive work on former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and gives us a glimpse into his fifth chapter on the "Master of the Senate."
Watch the full episode above.