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    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban “patriots”…

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    Senator Edward Kennedy Memorial Service

    A “celebration of life” memorial service was held for Senator Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. The service was a private ceremony to honor Senator…

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    Book Discussion on Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

    In March 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy sat with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to record seven interviews totaling over eight hours of the first lady’s remembrances of her…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its…

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    John Kennedy Presidential Library

    The fifth in a series on presidential libraries focused on the life and career of John F. Kennedy through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts…

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    A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963

    Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama…

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    President Kennedy News Conference

    President Kennedy delivered a press conference. Four days earlier 1500 Cuban exiles had invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. President Kennedy would not respond to media questions…

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    Humor in Politics

    Garrison Keillor discusses the role of humor and why it is a fundamental to American life. He also responded to questions from the audience.
    “An Afternoon with Garrison…

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    Book Discussion on On the Brink

    The panelists discussed the thirteen days in October of 1962, during which there were Soviet missiles in Cuba aimed at the United States. In addition, a brief film of President Kennedy…

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    Book Discussion on An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

    Robert Dallek talked about his book An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917- 1963, published by Little, Brown and Company. The author described the extent of President…

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    The Life of Senator Ted Kennedy

    Historian David McCullough talked about his friendship with Senator Ted Kennedy, their mutual love of history, and Senator Kennedy’s life. He responded to questions submitted by…

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    Book Discussion on Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

    Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John…

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    Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower

    This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World…

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    50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

    On the 50th anniversary of the April 17, 1961, Bay of Pigs Invasion historians were joined by Alfredo Duran, a Cuban exile who participated in the assault, in examining the steps leading to…

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    Book Discussion on A Moveable Feast

    Sean Hemingway talked about the book he edited, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition (Scribner; July 14, 2009). Sean Hemingway’s grandfather, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author…

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    Senator Edward Kennedy Lying in Repose

    Members of the public paid respects to Senator Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. He died on August 25, 2009 from brain cancer. This was the second day in…

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    Book Discussion on Listening In

    Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and historian Ted Widmer talk about their multimedia book, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy,…

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    Legacy of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign

    March 16, 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Historical film footage from the 1968 campaign…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 1

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the…

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    John F. Kennedy Museum Dedication

    President Clinton, Senator Kennedy, and Ms. Schlossberg spoke at a ceremony dedicating the John F. Kennedy Museum. The president discussed the need for bold answers and vigorous…

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