Rhetoric and Imagery of President Kennedy

Miller Center scholars examined President Kennedy’s rhetoric, symbols, and images, as well as his collaboration with speechwriter… read more

Miller Center scholars examined President Kennedy’s rhetoric, symbols, and images, as well as his collaboration with speechwriter Theodore Sorensen. Barbara Perry explored how Kennedy explained his Catholicism to voters in speeches written with Sorensen. Marc Selverstone analyzed selected passages from Kennedy’s inaugural speech, using audio from the Miller Center’s online collection. Sid Milkis moderated the panel.

“The Rhetoric, Symbols and Images of JFK’s New Frontier” was the afternon session of an examination of the rhetoric and imagery of President John F. Kennedy by the Miller Center of Public Affairs on January 28, 2011. This was the first of several programs by the Center to mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s presidency. close

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

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  • Sidney M. Milkis Assistant Director Miller Center of Public Affairs->Democracy and Governance Studies
  • Michael Nelson Senior Fellow Miller Center of Public Affairs->Presidential Oral History Program
  • Barbara A. Perry Senior Fellow Miller Center of Public Affairs->Presidential Oral History Program
  • Marc J. Selverstone Assistant Director Miller Center of Public Affairs->Presidential Studies
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Program ID:
297747-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Apr 17, 2011

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  • Apr 10, 2011 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 7:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2011 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2011 | 2:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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