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  • Legacy of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign
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    Legacy of 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. Historical film footage from the 1968 campaign was shown.…

  • The Presidency in the Nuclear Age Panel 1
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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 1

    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 Roosevelt and Truman…

  • Life of Senator Edward Kennedy
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    Life of Senator Edward Kennedy

    A panel of guests hosted by Mike Barnicle talked about the life of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his book True Compass: The Life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Guests reflected on…

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    A Moveable Feast

    Sean Hemingway talked about the book he edited, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition (Scribner; July 14, 2009). Sean Hemingway’s grandfather, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author…

  • A Tribute to John Updike
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    A Tribute to John Updike

    A panel of fellow writers and friends talked about two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, who died on January 27, 2009, at the age of 76. Authors Nicholson Baker, who wrote about his Updike…

  • John F Kennedy Presidential Library
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    John Kennedy Presidential Library

    The fifth in a series on presidential libraries focused on the life and career of John F. Kennedy through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and vaults of…

  • Rachel Carson Centennial
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    Rachel Carson Centennial

    A panel celebrated the life of Rachel Carson on the centennial of her birth. Rachel Carson has been called the woman who launched the modern environmental movement with the publication of…

  • 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…

  • Experiences with Presidential Sites and Libraries
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    Experiences with Presidential Sites and Libraries

    Panelists presented lessons in managing presidential libraries and sites. Ray Suarez moderated the event and made closing remarks. The panel “Town Hall III - Sharing Our Wisdom with Engaging Experiences:…