Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Intended for high-school classroom audiences, each episode of NewsMatters offers 12 to 15 minutes of news on an important current issue. Not intended as a summation of the issues involved in a particular topic, rather these videos are intended as starting points for more extensive conversations. Each episode attempts to come at an issue from a viewpoint that teenagers are likely to find compelling. Each comes accompanied by a poster and study guide as well. This particular episode examines the history of the highest office in American politics and asks questions about the responsibilities of the job.