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A new era for 'The Presidents Club'

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Five living ex-presidents
Then-President Barack Obama, left, and former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter arrive on stage for the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas, Texas, on April 25, 2013.
JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images 2013

Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gave separate speeches recently criticizing President Trump, without naming him. In this program, experts on the presidency reflect on 70 years of competition, cooperation and compassion among the American presidents and their predecessors.

Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy are co-authors of "The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity." They spoke with former NPR host Neal Conan, for his "Truth, Politics and Power" series.

To listen to the program, click the audio player above.