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Jan. 20: Tom Cronin Scheduled to Appear on ‘Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood’

Jan. 20: Tom Cronin Scheduled to Appear on ‘Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood’

Colorado College Political Science Professor Tom Cronin is scheduled to appear on “CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Although there always is the possibility of a last-minute change, particularly when dealing with breaking news, as of Saturday Cronin was scheduled to appear in a segment after Reagan, Obama, and Michael J. Fox, according to a senior correspondent for CBS News.

A CBS News team interviewed Cronin and several of his students at Cronin’s home in December for the upcoming segment.

Cronin has authored or co-authored bestselling textbooks on American government and the American presidency, including most recently “Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power,” in which he notes that the presidency is loaded with paradoxes that make the job arduous: The public wants a strong president but is suspicious of power; it yearns for a leader who is heroic yet has the common touch; and it demands bold visions but at low social and economic costs.

Cronin is the McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College. He has served as president of the Presidency Research Group, president of the Western Political Science Association and on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association. Additionally, he is president emeritus of Whitman College (1993-2005) and a past acting president at Colorado College (1991). He has won several awards for teaching, advising and for his research, including the American Political Science Association’s Charles E. Merriam Award for significant contributions to the art of government.