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Founding Fathers Pub highlighted in CNN documentary

CNN's "The Oath," a mini-documentary about the presidential oath of office, takes the viewer to a handful of historic places.

Wall Street, where George Washington was sworn in. The United States Capitol.

And Buffalo's Founding Fathers Pub.

Reporters from CNN filmed the December trivia night at the popular political watering hole, located at 75 Edward St. Starting at about 7:30 in the 11-minute documentary, tavern owner Mike Driscoll is shown surrounded by the bar's presidential memorabilia, quizzing a crowd about trivia surrounding the oath of office.

Who was the only president to take the oath of office from a female official?

Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson.

"I totally didn't know that!" marvels the narrator, in a voiceover.

Who was the first president to "affirm" rather than "swear" the oath of office?

"Franklin Pierce! We have a winner!" Driscoll shouts.

"Pierce? That's a president?" deadpans the narrator.

The mini documentary will air on CNN between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Jan. 19, according to Founding Fathers' Facebook page. Or, you can watch the documentary here.

Founding Fathers' famous trivia night takes place the first Tuesday of each month. The longstanding tradition was featured the month before on The News' series of 100 Things every Western New Yorker should do at least once.

The News also featured the pub on Election Night, as politically savvy folks from both parties gathered there to await the results.

[PHOTOS: Smiles, frowns and tears at Founding Fathers on Election Night]

email: mkunz@buffnews.com

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