With all the talk we’ve been hearing lately about potential “presidential firsts,” it’s easy to forget that the history of American government is a history of firsts. In our inaugural episode, the Backstory hosts take on the age-old Beltway tradition of posturing as a “Washington outsider,” examine how women, African Americans and immigrants have found a voice in government, and look at the truth behind presidential promises of change.
- Listen to Theresa Burroughs talk about her experience registering to vote in the 1940’s – courtesy Story Corps
- Watch Obama’s Spanish language campaign ad – YouTube
- Watch Hillary Clinton’s Spanish language campaign ad – YouTube