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    50th Anniversary of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates

    On the 50th anniversary of the first debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, a Kennedy Library Forum was held with Kennedy advisers and journalists who covered the first-ever…

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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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    50th Anniversary of 1960 West Virginia Democratic Primary

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1960 West Virginia Democratic primary, Kennedy aides Richard Donahue, Charlie Peters, Ted Sorenson, and journalist David Broder shared their memories of the…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 4

    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 efforts to halt the spread of nuclear…

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    Advising the President

    Panelists talked about the unique insights they had gained in their roles as presidential advisers. Ted Sorenson was special counsel, adviser, and speechwriter to President…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 2

    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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    Panel on the Presidency

    Presidential biographers and historians Robert Caro, Bob Clark, and Ted Sorenson discussed their research and writings on former Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John…

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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2

    The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack…

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    After Words with Ted Sorensen

    Ted Sorensen talked about his book Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, published by Harper. The memoir focuses on his work with President Kennedy, starting in January 1953 when…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

    Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile…

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    Vietnam and the Presidency: White House Perspectives

    Following a videotaped interview with former President Jimmy Carter, Mr. Williams moderated a panel titled “Inside the White House” with several former White House aides…

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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 1

    Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to President Kennedy; Harris Wofford, President Kennedy’s chairman for the Subcabinet Group on Civil Rights; Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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    Presidential Election

    Mr. Sorenson talked over his time in the Kennedy administration counsel and how both candidates were doing in the running which was shaping up to be the closest political campaign next…

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    40th Anniversary of Kennedy-Nixon Televised Debate

    As an NBC news correspondent Mr. Vanocur was a questioner during the first 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate.  br/ During this commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the debates, he and…

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    The Transition Between Presidential Administrations

    Former White House officials talked about ways to achieve a successful transition between presidential administrations. They described their experiences in various transitions,…

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    Civil Rights Movement in 1963

    Panelists discussed the events in 1963 that forced leaders to focus on the Civil Rights Movement. They talked about the continued segregation and discrimination against…

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    Global Trade and the U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about how the global economy affects the U.S. economy. Among the issues discussed were the Asian economic crisis, public perceptions of international trade…

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    The Global Economy and America

    Participants discussed how global trade effects the U.S. economy. They focused on the overproduction of goods in the world which resulted in price increases. They also discussed…

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    A New Nuclear Policy

    Senator Kerrey discussed nuclear weapons issues and current foreign policy issues. He focused on what would happen if a nuclear weapon was launched on the U.S. He urged government…

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