Book Discussion on Rome 1960

David Maraniss, talked about his book, Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World (Simon and Schuster; July 1, 2008), which recounts… read more

David Maraniss, talked about his book, Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World (Simon and Schuster; July 1, 2008), which recounts the Rome Summer Olympics of 1960. Mr. Maraniss profiles a United States Olympic team that included gold medal-winning sprinter, Wilma Rudolph, boxer Cassius Clay, and decathelete Rafer Johnson, the first African American to carry the U.S. flag in the opening ceremonies. The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first to be commercially televised and were remembered for Cold War political tensions and the civil rights movement in the United States. Following his remarks, Mr. Maraniss responded to audience members' questions.

David Maraniss is the author of several books, including biographies of Roberto Clemente, Vince Lombardi, and Bill Clinton. Mr. Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post and was the recepient of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993. close

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Book Discussion on Rome 1960

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281368-9
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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 28, 2008

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  • Sep 28, 2008 | 2:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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