This episode of Whistlestop travels back to Feb. 22, 1902, as Theodore Roosevelt prepared to receive the unhappy company of angry executives hoping to strong-arm the White House into ignoring their monopolies.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.