Kresta in the Afternoon – March 10, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic - 1920: The Year of the 6 Presidents

    1920 was an extraordinary year in presidential politics. Six once or future Presidents were involved in the race that year: Harding, Wilson, Coolidge, Hoover and both Roosevelts. David Pietrusza has chronicled this historical election, however it is not merely the story of one electoral race. Rather, he tells a grander tale, of a country toppling into "modernity, or what passed for it." David is with us.

    Second Topic - Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob

    Bob Delaney led a clandestine life before becoming one of the NBA's most respected referees. In 1975, Delaney had spent only a year and a half as a New Jersey State Trooper when his superiors approached him with a tantalizing yet dangerous undercover assignment: to infiltrate the Mob. Delaney accepted, and became Bobby Covert, the president of Alamo Trucking, a fully-operational business used by law enforcement as flypaper for snagging crooks. He is here to tell his amazing story.

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