How White House Photographers Shape History, And Troubling Moves In Missouri Education Department

Dec 18, 2017

Given the importance of the American presidency, it's no surprise photos of the commander-in-chief tend to become iconic. Today, veteran White House correspondent Kenneth T. Walsh explains what makes the White House photographer role so influential, and why he thinks Pres. Trump is missing an opportunity with his chief image-maker. Then, we hear from two leaders in the Missouri Statehouse, Democrat Rep. Gail McCann Beatty and Republican Sen. Gary Romine, concerned about recent personnel changes in the state education department's leadership. Gov. Greitens' off-session ouster of Commissioner Margie Vandeven has some worried politics will sneak into Missouri education policy.

Kenneth T. Walsh will discuss his book 'Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History' at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19. To RSVP, visit