After receiving “The Prez” guitar - a present - from Sam Moore (right) of the famed Sam and Dave soul duo, President George H.W. Bush, left, plays the instrument with Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater on Jan. 21, 1989. Joyce Moore, Sam’s wife, co-produced the inaugural event at The Washington Convention Center.
After receiving “The Prez” guitar - a present - from Sam Moore (right) of the famed Sam and Dave soul duo, President George H.W. Bush, left, plays the instrument with Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater on Jan. 21, 1989. Joyce Moore, Sam’s wife, co-produced the inaugural event at The Washington Convention Center. Rick Lipski The Washington Post
After receiving “The Prez” guitar - a present - from Sam Moore (right) of the famed Sam and Dave soul duo, President George H.W. Bush, left, plays the instrument with Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater on Jan. 21, 1989. Joyce Moore, Sam’s wife, co-produced the inaugural event at The Washington Convention Center. Rick Lipski The Washington Post

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.