Martin Schram: When the Oval Office was between its masters

It happens only on the rarest of occasions. But there have been moments when the Oval Office is truly between its masters. And I have been there, standing alone in the Oval Office doorway, on two occasions – precisely at noon, on two of those few quadrennial Inauguration Days when the United States has been peacefully transferring the power of the presidency from one political party to another. It was an assignment I gave myself, back on January 20th of 1977 and 1981. Because, back in that more innocent era, I wanted to witness just whatever there was that could be seen or felt when the Oval O…

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