A Historical Perspective of Presidential Funerals

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Wednesday, December 5th
We've been reporting on the fond farewells and heartfelt remembrances that took place today at the state funeral for former President Herbert Walker Bush 

We're going to take a step back from today's events to take the longer, historical view, and discuss how the funerals of past presidents have brought the nation together, even in times of strife.

For some perspective, KCBS News achors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with presidential historian Louis Picone, author of The President Is Dead: The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond.