73 Days: Government in Transition

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Government Matters takes a deep dive into the critical 73-day period between election day and inauguration.

Modern presidential transitions involve thousands of political appointees, extensive briefing exercises for new cabinet officials, and a new first family in the White House.

Planning for all that change started more than two years ago. The hand-off could determine how ready the incoming administration will be to govern on day one.

The first Government Matters documentary, “73 Days: Government in Transition,” was produced by Colby Hochmuth. It includes interviews with top federal officials from presidential administrations past and present.