The next presidential campaigns are gearing up and GOP and Democratic hopefuls are already testing the waters more than 18 months before the elections. The people you see in front of the cameras and in the headlines are only part of the story, though. Behind the scenes are men and women who support the candidates in very important ways. We’ll hear about a few of these hardworking “sidekicks” who served some of our modern presidents, and even about one who made George Washington smile!
- Jerald Podair, professor of history and American studies at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
- Julia Rothman, co-author of The Who, the What and the When: 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history