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History As It Happens

Jan 19, 2021

The peaceful transition of power is a pillar of American democracy. But 2021 begins with a fear of violence hanging over Washington as Joseph Biden prepares to take the oath of office. Like Lincoln in 1861, Biden is inheriting a crisis which, although different in many respects from the Secession Winter, will confront his new administration with enormous problems. In ‘Inauguration,’ the premier episode of ‘History As It Happens,’ host Martin Di Caro talks to Washington Times White House reporter Dave Boyer and Virginia Tech historian Paul Quigley about the important parallels between then and now.