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    On the Brink

    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…

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    Centennial of Thurgood Marshall

    A panel discussion was held to commemorate the July 2, 2008, centennial of the birth of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Juan Williams…

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    Reflections on the 20th Century

    The panel members reflected on the 20th century and changes that have shaped and changed our nation and the world since President Kennedy’s death. Scott Simon moderated. After their…

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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…

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    The Audacity of Hope

    Senator Barack Obama talked about his book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, published by Crown. He was interviewed by Bob Herbert on stage before an…

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    Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign

    March 16, 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Friends, relatives, and aides shared memories of the campaign…

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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

    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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    Religion and Politics in America

    Panelists examined the evolving influence of religion in American politics and the role of faith in public life. Among the topics they addressed were constitutional protections of religion…

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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 2

    Marian Wright Edelman, founder and chairman of the Children’s Defense Fund and an organizer of Dr. King’s Poor People’s March; Peter Edelman, aide to Robert F. Kennedy; and Elaine Jones, former president of the NAACP’s…

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Richard Parker talked about his book John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. The author described the man who served under…

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    Internment of American-Japanese

    Rep. Matsui talked about his internment as an American-Japanese during World War II. He and Professor Oye talked about internment policy in the context of the war on terrorism today and…

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    National Security and Foreign Policy Platform Hearing

    The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held a hearing at Louisiana State University. Witnesses testified regarding national security, foreign policy, and related issues.

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    Brown v. Board of Education

    Mr. Patterson led a panel discussion about his book Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy, published by Oxford University Press. The book revisits the May 1954…

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    Foreign Policy During International Crises

    Mr. Baker talked about foreign policy and diplomacy during times of crisis. He also talked about his experiences in government service, post-war reconstruction of Iraq, international…

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    Genocide

    Authors Samantha Power and Elizabeth Neuffer examined the history of American response to genocidal warfare. Ms. Power is the author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, published by Basic…

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    Future of Health Care

    Senator Kennedy talked about the future of health care. Among the issues he addressed were health care insurance, caring for the uninsured, Medicare and programs for senior citizens, and…

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    Annual Report on Human Rights Practices

    Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding the annual report on human rights practices around the world. The report is conducted by the State Department. Human rights crusaders and…

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    State Department 1997 Human Rights Report

    Deputy Secretary Strobe Talbott and Assistant Secretary of State John Shattuck briefed reporters on 1997 Country Report on Human Rights Practices, the annual Department of State report on…

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    The Courage to Stand Alone

    Authors, activists, and public officials read portions from The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings. It was a collection of writings by Wei Jingsheng, who had…

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