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Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson: From Isolation to WWI

Oct 6, 2013

As a president, Woodrow Wilson isn’t in the top five that all school kids know, but his impression on this country is, nonetheless, a lasting one. 

On Monday's Up to Date, we talk with biographer A. Scott Berg about the man who tried isolationism but ultimately had to lead the nation into a world war.


Flamboyant, confident, and controversial, Edith Bolling Wilson was not your traditional First Lady. After her husband, Woodrow Wilson, suffered a debilitating stroke in 1919, she took the reins of government and acted on behalf of her ailing spouse.