“Movies are a powerful tool,” said Tevi Troy, a historian who has chronicled the film-viewing habits of presidents. “You get a better sense of who they are based off what they watch.”
About Dr. Troy
Dr. Troy is the creator and founder of “1600 Lessons: Leadership Lessons from our Nation’s Chief Executives,” a high-level leadership training course. He is also a Senior Fellow and director of the Presidential Leadership Initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, and a former senior White House aide.
In addition to his senior level government work and health care expertise, Dr. Troy is also a presidential historian, making him one of only a handful of historians who has both studied the White House as a historian and worked there at the highest levels. His latest book is Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump, named as one of 2020’s top political books by the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of the best-selling book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House; Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians?; and Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management in the Oval Office, which warned in 2016 that we were unprepared for coronavirus.
He has written over 400 published articles, for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He is a frequent television and radio analyst, and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and The NewsHour, among other outlets.
Dr. Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Troy lives in Maryland with his wife, Kami. They have four children.