Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

Thurston Clarke talked about his book Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America, published by Henry… read more

Thurston Clarke talked about his book Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America, published by Henry Holt and Co. The book examined the remarks made by John F. Kennedy after being sworn in as the 35th president of the United States on January 16, 1961. Mr. Clarke revealed that while JFK and his speechwriter Ted Sorensen crafted the speech, unacknowledged contributors included: Adlai Stevenson, Gore Vidal, Harris Wofford, and Walter Lippman. Following his remarks, he answered questions from the audience. close

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Program ID:
179573-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2005 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 23, 2011 | 5:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jan 15, 2005 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2005 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2005 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2005 | 6:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2005 | 5:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 17, 2005 | 9:24pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 17, 2005 | 11:48pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 18, 2005 | 2:12am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 19, 2005 | 6:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 20, 2005 | 7:09am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 23, 2005 | 4:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 23, 2011 | 5:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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