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Steve Inskeep on America's First Political Power Couple

Clip: 01/20/2020 | 2m 18s

Contentious elections are nothing new and 1856 proved a particularly fraught example. In “Imperfect Union,” NPR host Steve Inskeep tells the story of America’s first political power couple, John and Jessie Fremont. He joins the show from D.C. to discuss their lives and assess parallels with today’s politics.

Aired: 01/20/20

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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