995Oct 6, 2010
Five former presidential speechwriters discussed the role of presidential speechwriters throughout history and their relationships with the presidents they served. Topics included their ...
695Sep 22, 2010
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 televised ...
393May 12, 2010
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 ...
204Oct 13, 2009
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 ...
252Oct 12, 2009
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 ...
387Oct 12, 2009
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 ...
729Oct 21, 2008
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 F. ...
13,757Aug 26, 2008
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 vision ...
307May 14, 2008
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 ...
2,101Jan 21, 2008
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 ...
207Oct 17, 2007
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 ...
354Apr 23, 2007
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service
A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance ...
91Feb 19, 2007
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 ...
283Mar 11, 2006
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 ...
314Oct 22, 2005
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 ...
146Jan 9, 2005
A panel of presidential speechwriters talked about the demands of writing for presidents, and offered anecdotes from their days in the White House in a forum at the New York Times Arts and ...
1,084Oct 1, 2002
Book Discussion on 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 ...
279Jan 17, 2001
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 ...
20Nov 1, 2000
Mr. Sorenson talked over his time in the Kennedy administration counsel and how both candidates were doing in the running which was shaping up to be the closest political campaign next to the ...
1,017Sep 26, 2000
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 ...
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