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  • The LBJ Tapes 55th Anniversary JFK Assassination
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    The LBJ Tapes: 55th Anniversary JFK Assassination

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    Professor Barbara Perry discussed what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963. President Lyndon Johnson and administration officials talked with various departments for updates on the…

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  • The LBJ Tapes Excise Tax Bill
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    The LBJ Tapes: Excise Tax Bill

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    President Lyndon Johnson spoke with Congressional leaders and advisors about his excise tax bill, the U.S. auto industry, continuing violence on Panama and an investigation of his former…

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  • The LBJ Tapes Federal Budget Issues
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    The LBJ Tapes: Federal Budget Issues

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked with advisors and members of Congress about the federal budget and other issues. Note: Some language may be offensive.

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  • A Civil Rights Milestone  June 11 1963
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    A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963

    Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama by…

    1,682 views
  • 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…

    635 views
  • Presidential Speechwriting
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    Presidential Speechwriting

    Five former presidential speechwriters discussed the role of presidential speechwriters throughout history and their relationships with the presidents they served. Topics included their assessments of…

    1,235 views
  • 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…

    766 views
  • Advising the President
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    Advising the President

    Panelists talked about the unique insights they had gained in their roles as presidential advisers. Ted Sorenson was special counsel, adviser, and speechwriter to President Kennedy. Ken Duberstein was…

    307 views
  • 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…

    528 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    776 views
  • 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…

    406 views
  • Eisenhowers Farewell Address
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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

    282 views
  • The Presidency in the Nuclear Age Panel 2
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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 2

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the Kennedy administrations.…

    243 views
  • The Presidency in the Nuclear Age Panel 4
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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 4

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons to terrorist…

    132 views
  • Vietnam and the Presidency  White House Perspectives
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    Vietnam and the Presidency: White House Perspectives

    Following a videotaped interview with former President Jimmy Carter, Mr. Williams moderated a panel titled “Inside the White House” with several former White House aides who had served various…

    364 views
  • 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…

    417 views
  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 2
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2

    The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack Obama’s…

    14,886 views
  • Peace Corps 35th Anniversary Dinner
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    Peace Corps 35th Anniversary Dinner

    Peace Corps alumni and others gathered to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the organization, which was founded by the Kennedy administration to allow private citizens to assist others…

    160 views
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary
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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

    Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following their…

    243 views
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