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Thurmond's Presidential Run

Robert Siegel speaks with Robert Dallek, a history professor at Boston University, about Storm Thurmond's 1948 presidential run on the Dixiecrat ticket. Last Thursday at Thurmond's 100th birthday celebration, Senate GOP Leader Trent Lott said that if Thurmond had been elected president, "...we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years."

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.