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Why Jimmy Carter's presidency is so misunderstood

Clip: 04/07/2021 | 8m 43s | Video has closed captioning.

Jimmy Carter lost his White House re-election bid over 40 years ago and his presidency is often remembered for hard economic times and the Iran hostage crisis. But author and historian Jonathan Alter argues in his latest book, “His Very Best,” that Carter is perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history. Alter joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 04/07/21

Rating: NR

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