Biographer Evan Osnos Describes Unifying Personality in ‘Joe Biden’

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As a 30-year-old first-time senator from Delaware, Joe Biden had high hopes that he would end up in the White House.  Over the course of more than three decades in the senate and two terms as vice president, Biden’s career was marked by his moderate political positions, personal tragedy and some controversy, including his support for a 1994 tough-on-crime bill.  We talk with New Yorker journalist Evan Osnos about his new biography of president-elect Joe Biden and hear how Biden’s life and career experiences might help him mend a divided country.


Evan Osnos, staff writer, The New Yorker; author, "Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now"