Roosevelt in 1932: Associated PressPresident-elect Barack Obama faces a daunting set of economic challenges, including a banking crisis, failing businesses and rising unemployment. That's not unlike Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1930s. And Obama has apparently been studying what lessons can be drawn from FDR's presidency in that regard. Jonathan Freedland and his guests compare past and present on BBC's 'The Long View'.
The guests are:
Tony Badger, Professor of American History at Cambridge University and author of â€˜FDR The First Hundred Days.
DD Guttenplan, historian and London Correspondent of The Nation
Philip Booth, Economist from the Institute of Economic Affairs
Janet Daley, of The Daily Telegraph