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  • Panel on the Presidency
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    Panel on the Presidency

    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…

  • 50th Anniversary of the KennedyNixon Debates
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    50th Anniversary of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates

    On the 50th anniversary of the first debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, a Kennedy Library Forum was held with Kennedy advisers and journalists who covered the first-ever…

  • After Words with Ted Sorensen
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    After Words with Ted Sorensen

    Ted Sorensen talked about his book Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, published by Harper. The memoir focuses on his work with President Kennedy, starting in January 1953 when he became first…

  • emOn the Brinkem
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    On the Brink

    The panelists discussed the thirteen days in October of 1962, during which there were Soviet missiles in Cuba aimed at the United States. In addition, a brief film of President Kennedy…

  • 40th Anniversary of KennedyNixon Televised Debate
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    40th Anniversary of Kennedy-Nixon Televised Debate

    As an NBC news correspondent Mr. Vanocur was a questioner during the first 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate. During this commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the debates, he and the other…

  • 50th Anniversary of 1960 West Virginia Democratic Primary
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    50th Anniversary of 1960 West Virginia Democratic Primary

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1960 West Virginia Democratic primary, Kennedy aides Richard Donahue, Charlie Peters, Ted Sorenson, and journalist David Broder shared their memories of the 1960 campaign…

  • JFK MLK and RFK 19601968 Part 1
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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 1

    Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to President Kennedy; Harris Wofford, President Kennedy’s chairman for the Subcabinet Group on Civil Rights; Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pillar of…

  • President Kennedy Speeches
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    President Kennedy Speeches

    Mr. Sorensen talked about the political climate during the 1960 presidential campaign, at the time of Mr. Kennedy’s speech to ministers in Houston late that year, and at his inaugural…

  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr Memorial Service
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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

  • Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    Mr. Sorenson talked about his recollections of the Cuban Missile Crisis by remote from New York and took viewer calls, faxes and electronic mail. This was the second in a series of five…

  • emWhy I am a Democratem
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    Why I am a Democrat

    At a reception honoring the publication of his new book, Mr. Sorenson talked briefly about why he wrote the book and why he is proud to be a Democrat.

  • Twentyfifth Anniversary of JFK Speech on Disarmament
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    Twenty-fifth Anniversary of JFK Speech on Disarmament