TIME & The Presidency

One of the defining characteristics of the modern American presidency has been the close scrutiny it has received from the Fourth Estate. Occupants of the White House since Franklin D. Roosevelt have been all but constantly in the eye of a camera. Some of the most memorable pieces of presidential photojournalism have appeared in the pages of TIME. Beginning in February at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., an exhibit of photographs will be touring presidential libraries and museums. Accompanying the photographs will be observations by Hugh Sidey, longtime President watcher and columnist for TIME. Excerpts from the exhibit, "TIME and...

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