November 5th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, Barack Obama's victory and expectations for his term. In our second hour, four eminent historians talk about how our history has shifted with Obama's victory.
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November 5th Show

History was made last night. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has been elected president of the United States. On today's election special, the day after the election, we'll talk with Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, and to you. What does Obama's victory mean to you? And what expectations do you have for his term?

In our second hour, we'll talk with four eminent historians about how our history has shifted with Obama's victory. Our guests will be Bernice Johnson-Reagon, cultural historian, civil rights activist and founding member of the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock; author Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow at The Hoover Institution at Stanford University; and author Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law at New York Law School.