In light of a campaign season some view as the most rancorous in recent history, we look at the role civility still plays in politics. Then, it's 3 a.m. and there's a phone ringing in the White House. If something disastrous happens in the world, it's the president's job to respond. We take a look at the history of disaster management by the Oval Office.
Tevi Troy will speak on the president's role in dealing with calamity and his book "Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office" at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library on Monday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.