Mark Oppenheimer was surprised to find how the scandal impacted those involved, almost 60 years later.
This morning, Senate Democrats are meeting with President Obama to discuss a possible stopgap debt deal.
This came after a long evening meeting between President Obama and about 20 House Republicans.
The House members presented the President with an offer to pass a temporary extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for substantive negotiations on the budget.
This plan would not address the partial government shutdown that began last week.