Doris Kearns Goodwin on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams on MSNBC (19 July, 2017)
Following the breaking news that Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks with MSNBC’s Brian Williams about the ongoing departure of the World War II and increasingly the Vietnam War generation from public life and elected office: “It’s not a coincidence that bipartisanship has been diminished with the departure of these people who fought for our country and who put mission first. You think of John McCain — he’s a fighter as Mr. Trump says he’s also a fighter. But in the military you fight with honor — you have rules of engagement, you have decorum. If we keep losing those people…without more military people going into the Congress, I think we’ve lost something very big.” Listen to more of the discussion on Sen. McCain’s upcoming fight against cancer, along with his accomplishments and heroism on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.