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A Pre-Inauguration Broadcast from Ohio

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A Pre-Inauguration Broadcast from Ohio

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A Pre-Inauguration Broadcast from Ohio

A Pre-Inauguration Broadcast from Ohio

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For much of the last year, political eyes turned to Ohio as the quintessential political battleground— a head-on contest between red and blue, with the presidency as the prize. Now, on the eve of President Bush's second term, we turn to the Buckeye State again as a bellwether for how the nation will move forward.

Guests:

Andrew Cayton, professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, history of Ohio and Midwest. Author of Ohio: The History of a People. and Dominion of War: empire and liberty in North America

C.J. Prentiss, senate minority leader in the Ohio Legislature

Sandra Stroot, director of Ohio State University's College of Education's Office of Outreach and Engagement

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