Roger G. Kennedy
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Roger G. Kennedy

Roger George Kennedy multifaceted career included banking, television production, historical writing, and museum administration — the last as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History — before the Clinton administration chose him to head the National Park Service in 1993. He was especially concerned about expanding the service's educational role and moved to enlarge its presence beyond the parks via the Internet. During his tenure the NPS restructured its field operations and sharply reduced its central office staffs as part of a government-wide effort to downsize the federal bureaucracy. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Roger G. Kennedy has 21 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 Booknotes as a Director for the National Museum of American History. The year with the most videos was 1995 with five videos. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (2), Steve Scully (2). Most common tags: Early American History (1600-1850), U.S. History, Natural Resources.

Appearances by Title:Author Videos: 1


Director, Services, National Park Service c. September 12, 1994 - c. August 25, 1998 Videos: 14 Director, National Museum of American History c. June 22, 1989 - c. September 12, 1994 Videos: 6

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause</em>

    Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause

    Mr. Kennedy talked about his book Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase, published…

  • <em>Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson</em>

    Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson

    Mr. Kennedy talked about his book Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character, published by Oxford University Press.…

  • Enriching Our Lives

    Enriching Our Lives

    Mr. Kennedy spoke on how to be more effective at work and in everyday life. He used examples from history to demonstrate the…

  • National Parks Future

    National Parks Future

    In the second of two hearings, the subcommittee heard testimony about the future of the National Parks system. Mr. Kennedy…

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