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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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    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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    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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    Presidential Speechwriting

    Five former presidential speechwriters discussed the role of presidential speechwriters throughout history and their relationships with the presidents they served. Topics included…

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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. 

    During this commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the debates, he and…

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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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    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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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance…

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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 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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    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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    Book Discussion on Why I Am a Democrat

    Mr. Ted Soreson talked about his new book, Why I Am a Democrat, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book focuses on the Democratic Party’s basic principles on several…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Presidential Speechwriters

    A panel of presidential speechwriters talked about the demands of writing for presidents, and offered anecdotes from their days in the White House in a forum at the New York Times Arts and…

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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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