PBS NewsHour

Presidents Offer Compassion After Catastrophe at Disasters

Clip: 05/27/2013 | 6m 20s

In recent months, President Barack Obama has comforted Newtown families, memorialized Boston bombing victims and toured Oklahoma tornado destruction. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics analyze with Gwen Ifill the role of presidents during times of national distress and tragedy.

Aired: 05/27/13

Rating: NR

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