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Inaugural Moments

The Sound of Ideas
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 9:00 am
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President-elect Barack Obama will take his oath on Abe Lincoln's Bible. Lincoln was the first to include African Americans in the inaugural parade. But his speech? One writer called it “a sea of twaddle.” When Franklin Roosevelt said “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,’’ it didn’t make the front page of some newspapers. When our 44th president is sworn in next week, what will we remember about his speech decades from now? Join the conversation Friday morning at 9.

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Mike Bailey, professor of government, Berry College in Georgia
Justin Vaughn, professor of political science, Cleveland State University

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