Mar 21, 2016
The search for the funniest president continues! William McKinley had a pretty amazing political career. But after an assassin voted Bill out of office, Theodore Roosevelt stole his spotlight, his thunder and a lot of his legacy. The American public has forgotten a lot about the 25th president.
Should we try to remember his sense of humor? Our special guest is Chris Kenney, the director of education at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio. He's giving us a crash course on McKinley's personality and sharing a few stories showing the lighter side of a very successful politician. Plus, we get a little more insight into what it's like to play a president -- Chris sometimes dons the top hat and does a first-person interpretation of McKinley.
MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "McKinley for President" by Ray McKinley's Orchestra, "Little Niles" by Randy Weston
Next week: To be determined