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… read more
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 members of the audience.
Panelists: Richard Reeves, author of President Kennedy: Profile of Power; Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation; Sally Bedell Smith, author of Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House; and Thurston Clarke, author of Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech that Changed America.
“Historians” was a panel of “The Presidency of JFK: A 50-Year Retrospective,” held on Presidents Day at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Clarke, Thurston Author
- Fitzpatrick, Ellen Professor University of New Hampshire->History Department
- Putnam, Thomas "Tom" J. Director Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library
- Reeves, Richard Senior Lecturer University of Southern California->Annenberg School of Journalism
- Smith, Sally Bedell Contributing Editor Vanity Fair
- Widmer, Edward "Ted" L. Speech Writer (Former) White House
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