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The History of Presidential Transitions

02/02/2009 at 8:00 p.m.

In this hour of BackStory, the History Guys look at the history of presidential transitions and ask whether they deserve all the attention they tend to get. Why do we mark time by presidencies when key events often have little to do with them? Which transitions have brought real change? Do great presidents shape history, or is it the other way around?

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