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.