In 2014, New-York Historical welcomed brothers and presidential historians Tevi Troy and Gil Troy for a fascinating Public Program about the presidents as readers, moviegoers, and fans of pop culture. From Ronald Reagan’s Hollywood-trained showmanship to Bill Clinton’s saxophone playing to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s love of westerns, how have various administrations used culture to communicate and connect with audiences in America and abroad? Enjoy the audio recording of the evening below.
The White House: Readers and Leaders of the West Wing
March 19, 2014
Top image: President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attending the Ford’s Theater Festival Gala in 1986 (National Archives and Records Administration)