George W. Says Goodbye It was 204 years ago this week that America's first president announced to the nation he would not seek a third term in office. George Washington had entered office a war hero but had become discouraged by newspaper attacks on his character. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Washington biographer Willard Sterne Randall about how Washington's departure paved the way for a two-party system and for a tradition of attacks on character.

George W. Says Goodbye

George W. Says Goodbye

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It was 204 years ago this week that America's first president announced to the nation he would not seek a third term in office. George Washington had entered office a war hero but had become discouraged by newspaper attacks on his character. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Washington biographer Willard Sterne Randall about how Washington's departure paved the way for a two-party system and for a tradition of attacks on character.

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