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  • JFKs Legacy on Centennial of His Birth
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    JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His Birth

    Edward Widmer and Fredrik Logevall reflected on President Kennedy’s legacy as the nation marked the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director…

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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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  • QA with Ted Widmer
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    Q&A with Ted Widmer

    Ted Widmer talked about the book he edited, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy. The book contains audio CDs with 150 minutes of recorded conversations from the…

    1,305 views
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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,…

    554 views
  • Historians Perspectives of President Kennedy
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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:…

    1,524 views
  • 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…

    668 views
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    Martin Van Buren

    Ted Widmer talked about his book Martin Van Buren, which is part of The American Presidents series published by Times Books. Mr. Widmer talked about Van Buren’s presidency, his reaction to the…

    624 views
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    Ark of the Liberties: America and the World

    Ted Widmer talked about Ark of the Liberties: America and the World (Hill and Wang; June 24, 2008). The book recounts a history of American foreign policy. Mr. Widmer contends that America…

    181 views
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    American Speeches

    Ted Widmer talked about the book he edited American Speeches: Political Oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton, published by Library of America. The book is a two-volume compilation of some of the most notable speeches in…

    166 views
  • The War over American Ideals
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    The War over American Ideals

    Panelists talked about the implications of the war on terrorism on America’s standing in the world and the credibility of the exportation of American ideals. They talked about the origin and creation…

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  • Presidential Speechwriters
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    Presidential Speechwriters

    Presidential speechwriters discussed the art of capturing the president’s voice, communicating his ideas, and inspiring the public. They shared memories of the presidents with whom they…

    152 views
  • Separation of Church and State in Principle and Politics
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    Separation of Church and State in Principle and Politics

    Former Senator Birch Bayh spoke about the First Amendment, specifically the separation of church and state. Topics included the first Constitutional Convention, the development of the Bill…

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  • Assessment of the Clinton Presidency
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    Assessment of the Clinton Presidency

    Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave a historical…

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  • Past Presidential Elections
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    Past Presidential Elections

    The guests discussed past presidential elections. They talked about which elections were close, which created controversy, and other historical data from past elections. Guests responded to…

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  • emPox Americana The Great Smallpox Epidemicem
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    Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic

    Professor Fenn talked about her latest book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, published by Hill and Wang. She described the smallpox epidemic that infected America…

    544 views
  • Presidential Vacations
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    Presidential Vacations

    Mr. Widmer talked about his article in George about the history of presidential vacations beginning with Theodore Roosevelt.

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