In Times of Tragedy, Presidents Often Called on as 'Comforters-In-Chief'

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President Obama's address in Tucson will echo a broader role presidents must play as leaders of national mourning. Jim Lehrer looks back on presidential responses to national crises with historian Michael Beschloss and Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
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