PBS NewsHour

Presidential secrets have shaped U.S. history

Clip: 03/11/2017 | 7m 2s

If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have used secrecy to provide shelter from public scrutiny, cover up mistakes or for other reasons. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports

Aired: 03/11/17

Rating: NR

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