PBS NewsHour

Can a president’s farewell speech help write history?

Clip: 01/10/2017 | 7m 5s

President Obama will deliver a farewell address to the nation in Chicago on Tuesday evening. Why do presidents give goodbye remarks? Judy Woodruff gets historical context on past speeches and the shaping of political legacy from presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University Law School.

Aired: 01/10/17

Rating: NR

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