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  • LesserKnown US Presidents
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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

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  • Access to Presidential Records
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    Access to Presidential Records

    Historians talked about historical research of American presidents, public records and presidential papers, and the number and availability of documents. They also talked about efforts by…

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy The White House Years
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    Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years

    Panelists talked about Mrs. Kennedy’s days as first lady, focusing on her style, influence on the American public, and personal recollections of their various relationships with the first…

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  • Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger
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    Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger

    Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special…

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  • 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.…

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  • Interview with Arthur Schlesinger Jr
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    Interview with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. responded to questions about U.S. presidents and their use of history in leading the country. He claimed that the current administration did not learn the…

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  • President Franklin Roosevelt Legacy
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    President Franklin Roosevelt Legacy

    Participants discussed the importance of President Roosevelt in U.S. society today, especially programs such as Social Security and Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and the more…

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  • Presidential Biographers
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    Presidential Biographers

    Members of a President’s Day panel talked about the presidential biographies they wrote for Times Books' American Presidents series. Mr. Schlesinger, the general editor of the series,…

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  • Franklin Roosevelts Communication Legacy
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    Franklin Roosevelt's Communication Legacy

    Panelists examined how U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have used the media to further their political agendas and popularity with the people.

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  • President Roosevelts Use of Radio
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    President Roosevelt's Use of Radio

    The panelists discussed Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s use of radio as a political tool both prior to and during his presidency. They also answered questions from the audience.

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    Sumner Welles: FDR's Global Strategist

    Mr. Welles talked about his biography of his father, Sumner Welles: FDR’s Global Strategist: A Biography. Sumner Wells was assistant secretary of state in the Franklin Roosevelt…

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  • Nixon Film As History
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    Nixon Film As History

    Panelists discussed the historical accuracy and social commentary contained in the 1995 film, Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone. Professor Schlesinger sharply criticized the film for blurring the line…

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  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commemoration
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commemoration

    President Clinton and others attended the “Remembering Franklin D. Roosevelt 50th Anniversary Commemorative Services” held at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. The president said…

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  • Four Freedoms Speech
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    Four Freedoms Speech

    President Bush, congressional leaders, and academics spoke at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech delivered January 6, 1941. Mr. Schlesinger spoke on the historical…

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  • Robert F Kennedy Remembered
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    Robert F. Kennedy Remembered

    Friends and associates of the late Robert F. Kennedy gathered at the Center for Politics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Loyola Marymount University to remember and pursue the political ideals for which…

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  • Evolution of the Nixon Legacy
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    Evolution of the Nixon Legacy

    In the final session of the Richard Nixon Symposium hosted by Hofstra University, experts from academia and former White House aides all spoke to how the legacy of the Richard Nixon…

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