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Host
Stewart McLaurin
Guest
Anita McBride, Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush
Date
1/19/17
Duration
32 minutes

Americans are familiar with the ceremonies of Inauguration Day, when a new President takes the oath of office at the Capitol. But what happens behind closed doors at the White House when you have just a few frantic hours to prepare for a new First Family? From the private residence and West Wing to the public State Rooms, what changes and what stays the same when a new President enters 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? In our inaugural podcast, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to Anita McBride, a veteran of three presidential administrations, about the historic traditions and the organized chaos behind this most iconic of Moving Days.

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Stewart McLaurin, host

President of the White House Historical Association

As President of the White House Historical Association Stewart McLaurin leads the nonpartisan, nonprofit in its mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to White House history. As a lifelong student of history, Stewart is an avid reader and storyteller. His first book, White House Miscellany was published this past year and he authors a quarterly column in the White House History Journal. Drawing on his own experiences, relationships, and knowledge he provides listeners with a front row seat to history at the White House.