FDR, George W. Bush, Obama, and others delivered partial truths to the American people.

FDR, Bush, and Obama Delivered Partial Truths to the American People. How Were They Different From Trump?

FDR, Bush, and Obama Delivered Partial Truths to the American People. How Were They Different From Trump?

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Nov. 29 2017 6:59 PM

The Partial Truths of the Presidency

Many American presidents value truth without delivering it fully.

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Host John Dickerson highlights passages from CBS’s presidential reading list to explore how presidents of the past withheld the whole truth from the American people.

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.