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    Tom Putnam Interview

    Tom Putnum, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum talked about President Kennedy’s assassination.

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    50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted a conference on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The program included presentations by attendees of the…

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    President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin

    Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West…

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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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    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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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Then and Now

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a day-long conference on the presidency and civil rights. During the concluding panel, the achievements of the last 60 years were…

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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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    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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    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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    Presidential Libraries Symposium

    Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding,…

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    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Online Archive Unveiling

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library launched its “Access to a Legacy” Digital Archive Initiative. This online archive contains thousands of documents, photographs,…

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    Presidential Libraries

    Two congressional committees held a joint hearing focusing on the mission and future of the nation’s presidential libraries. They reviewed the relationship between the federal…

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    Lessons from the Kennedy Administration

    Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among journalists about President John F. Kennedy and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to current times. The panelists also…

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    Historians Perspectives of President Kennedy

    Ted Widmer moderated a discussion among historians about President John F. Kennedy and his place in the nation’s history. The panelists also responded to questions submitted by…

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    Kennedy Administration and Associates

    Thomas Putnam welcomed historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in the nation’s history, and how…

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    Voting Rights in the Kennedy Years

    Judge Gordon Martin talked about his book of Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). As a young lawyer he worked…

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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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    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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    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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