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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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    On His Own Terms

    Author and historian Richard Norton Smith discussed his book, On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, about Nelson Rockefeller’s political life, presidential aspirations, and time as vice…

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    2014 Profile in Courage Award

    Lauren Bush Lauren accepted the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library 2014 Profile in Courage award on behalf of her grandfather, George H.W. Bush. Jack Schlossberg, grandson of President…

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    When Lions Roar

    Thomas Maier talked about his book, When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys, in which he examines the relationship between the Kennedy and Churchill families, from Joseph Kennedy’s…

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    Profiles in Courage Awards

    Annual John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Awards were presented to President Ford for his pardon of President Nixon and Representative Lewis (D-GA) for his participation in the civil…

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    A Nation Remembers

    This film was from the exhibit “A National Remembers,” at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. It showed scenes and audio from President John F.…

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    Universal Newsreel on Kennedy Assassination

    This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film that was released soon after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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    The World Mourns

    The World Mourns is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film depicting the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.

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    Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

    Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson…

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    President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin

    Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West Berlin. During…

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    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

    Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D) was awarded the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library 2013 Profile in Courage award, Caroline Kennedy made remarks and presented the…

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    Celebrating the Life of Tip O'Neill

    Journalists and political commentators reflected on the life and legacy of former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The panelists included long-time Boston…

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    Listening In

    Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and historian Ted Widmer talk about their multimedia book, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy,…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact…

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    JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis

    President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban…

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    Civil Rights and the Integration of the University of Mississippi

    Juan Williams moderated a discussion of civil rights activism in the 1960s and the efforts by James Meredith and lawyers to integrate the University of Mississippi. They talked about their…

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    Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower

    This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World War II internment of Japanese Americans,…

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Then and Now

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a day-long conference on the presidency and civil rights. During the concluding panel, the achievements of the last 60 years were…

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    Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil rights. In this discussion, panelists consider President Kennedy’s legacy and the evolution of his…

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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…

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