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    Life of Senator Edward Kennedy

    A panel of guests hosted by Mike Barnicle talked about the life of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his book True Compass: The Life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Guests reflected on…

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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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    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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    A Tribute to John Updike

    A panel of fellow writers and friends talked about two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, who passed away on January 27, 2009, at the age of 76. br/ Authors Nicholson Baker,…

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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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    Rachel Carson Centennial

    A panel celebrated the life of Rachel Carson on the centennial of her birth. Rachel Carson has been called the woman who launched the modern environmental movement with the publication…

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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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    Presidential Speechwriters

    Presidential speechwriters discussed the art of capturing the president’s voice, communicating his ideas, and inspiring the public. They shared memories of the presidents with…

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    Experiences with Presidential Sites and Libraries

    Panelists presented lessons in managing presidential libraries and sites. br/ Ray Suarez moderated the event and made closing remarks. br/ The panel “Town Hall III - Sharing Our…

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