After Words

After Words: Mark Updegrove, author of "Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House" interviewed by Marc Pachter, director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

About the Program

In his book, "Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House," author Mark Updegrove describes how ex-presidents since Truman have dealt with the loss of power when leaving office. He describes how former presidents once faded into the background but now are living longer, doing more, and wielding greater influence. Mr. Updegrove discusses the book with Marc Pachter (MARK PACK-ter), director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Mr. Pachter serves as a guest interviewer and is not an employee of C-SPAN.

About the Authors

Mark Updegrove

Mark UpdegroveMark Updegrove is an executive with Yahoo! Previously he served as Los Angeles manager for TIME magazine and as president of TIME Canada. While at TIME, he conceived the traveling exhibit "TIME and the Presidency." He has also served as publisher of Newseek.
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Past Airings

  • Sunday, November 5th at 9:01pm (ET)
  • Sunday, November 5th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, November 4th at 9pm (ET)
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