Getting To Know The Presidency

Nov 6, 2012

Election Day has finally arrived and as voters head to thepolls, we learn about the American Presidency. Historian and Author Kenneth C. Davis' new book is Don't Know Much About the American Presidents. He joins usto explain why we have a President and not a king and sorts out the electoral college idea. He also looks at the accomplishments of the two Vermont-born Presidents - Chester A. Arthur and Calvin Coolidge.

Also in the program, Vermonters who have not voted already will be heading to the polls on Tuesday. We talk with Secretary of Sate Jim Condos about how voting is going, and we check in with VPR reporters at the polls.