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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 29, 2020 – Hour 1

2020 Countdown Day 6

#13: Lessons from President Carter (full hour)


It can be said that Jimmy Carter was the only president to live in three different centuries. His childhood on a rural farm may as well have been in the 19th century, his political career thrust him to the center of major events of the 20th, and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. On this improbable journey from “barefoot boy to global icon,” he has remained steadfast in his faith. Jonathan Alter shares his story.

Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter is an award-winning historian, columnist and documentary filmmaker and is the author most recently of His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life. An MSNBC political analyst and former senior editor at Newsweek, he is also the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies; The Promise: President Obama, Year One; and The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.

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