Panel on the Presidency

Presidential biographers and historians Robert Caro, Bob Clark, and Ted Sorenson discussed their research and writings on former Presidents… read more

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 F. Kennedy. The panel was moderated by James Atlas. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.

Robert Caro is the author of several books including The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 and a multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson that includes the titles, The Path to Power, Means of Ascent, and Master of the Senate that was the winner of the National Book Award in 2002 and Pulitzer Prize in 2003.

Bob Clark is the supervisory archivist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. 

Ted Sorensen was a speechwriter and special counsel to President John F. Kennedy. Following his time in the Kennedy administration, Mr. Sorensen practiced international law. He is the author of several books, including Kennedy, Decision-Making in the White House, and Counselor: A Life a the Edge of History.

James Atlas is the president of the publisher Atlas & Co. He is the author of several books, including My Life in the Middle Ages and Bellow: A Biography.

This was part of The Conservators Program at the New York Public Library. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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New York, New York, United States
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Dec 13, 2008
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Mar 7, 2011

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