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    Jacqueline Kennedy

    In March 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy sat with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to record seven interviews totaling over eight hours of the first lady’s remembrances of her husband’s personal…

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    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Online Archive Unveiling

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library launched its “Access to a Legacy” Digital Archive Initiative. This online archive contains thousands of documents, photographs, audio recordings, and other…

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    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 panelists also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Panelists:…

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    50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

    On the 50th anniversary of the April 17, 1961, Bay of Pigs Invasion historians were joined by Alfredo Duran, a Cuban exile who participated in the assault, in examining the steps leading to the failed attempt to overthrow…

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    Kennedy Administration and Associates

    Thomas Putnam welcomed historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in the nation’s history, and how lessons learned during his presidency…

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    Presidential Libraries Symposium

    Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding, current…

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    Lessons from the Kennedy Administration

    Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among journalists about President John F. Kennedy and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to current times. The panelists also responded to questions…

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    Presidential Libraries

    Two congressional committees held a joint hearing focusing on the mission and future of the nation’s presidential libraries. They reviewed the relationship between the federal government and the…

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