Loyalty Tests and the Bridge of Death

In July 1979, President Carter was ready to fire a number of Cabinet members and start afresh.

This episode of Whistlestop revisits July 1979, when President Carter prepared to cut a number of his Cabinet members and start afresh.  

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment revisits memorable moments from America’s past.

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

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