#1326 Impeachment: A History

Air Date: 12–17-2019

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Today we take a look at the history of impeachment starting with the crafting of the language in the constitution and on to how the impeachment process has played out over time.

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Ch. 1: Impeaching Other Presidents - Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick - Air Date 12-7-19

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Kate Shaw, a professor of law at Cardozo Law School and the co-director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy.

Ch. 2: Lessons From That Other Impeachment - On the Media - Air Date 12-6-19

Bob interviews Brenda Wineapple, author of The Impeachers: the Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation. She describes our country's first presidential impeachment as a divisive, acrimonious one.

Ch. 3: Nixon, Clinton, and What the Right Gets Wrong About Impeachment - Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan - Air Date 12-5-19

Princeton history professor Kevin Kruse joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss what the current congress can learn from the historical examples of Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, and Andrew Johnson.

Ch. 4: John Dean On The Impeachment Comparisons - On the Media - Air Date 11-15-19

Brooke speaks to Nixon's former White House counsel John Dean to get his reflections on what other meaningful comparisons there are between these proceedings and the ones against Clinton and Nixon.

Ch. 5: Tom Brokaw Remembers Watergate - Article II Inside Impeachment - Air Date 11-16-19

Brokaw discusses his time covering the fall of President Nixon and the parallels to today, as the nation watches the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump unfold.


Ch. 6: Let them gather information - Jeff from New York

Ch. 7: Why I became a member - Alan from Connecticut


Ch. 8: Final comments on why it’s worth it to try to do the right thing


**TONIGHT (TUES. DEC. 17th): National "Nobody Is Above The Law" Protests Planned for Night Before House Impeachment Vote**

Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Milkwood - The Cabinetmaker
  • Cases to Rest - Bodytonic
  • Felt Lining - The Cabinetmaker
  • The Spinnet - Castle Danger
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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