126Nov 17, 2013
Tom Putnam Interview
Tom Putnum, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum talked about President Kennedy’s assassination.
687Aug 18, 2013
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted a conference on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The program included presentations by attendees of the March, a panel ...
291May 28, 2013
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 ...
2,155Oct 14, 2012
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 on ...
688Oct 4, 2012
Book Discussion on 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, ...
931Mar 26, 2012
Book Discussion on 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. ...
883Feb 20, 2012
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 ...
329Feb 20, 2012
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 considered - ...
2,662Oct 3, 2011
Book Discussion on Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. 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 ...
846Apr 17, 2011
50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion
On the 50th anniversary of the April 17, 1961, Bay of Pigs Invasion historians were joined by Alfredo Duran, a Cuban exile who participated in the assault, in examining the steps leading to the ...
357Feb 28, 2011
Presidential Libraries Symposium
Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding, current ...
260Feb 28, 2011
Two congressional committees held a joint hearing focusing on the mission and future of the nation’s presidential libraries. They reviewed the relationship between the federal government ...
910Feb 21, 2011
Kennedy Administration and Associates
Thomas Putnam welcomed historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in the nation’s history, and how lessons ...
404Feb 21, 2011
Lessons from the Kennedy Administration
Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among journalists about President John F. Kennedy and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to current times. The panelists also responded ...
1,508Feb 21, 2011
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 ...
2,360Jan 13, 2011
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Online Archive Unveiling
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library launched its “Access to a Legacy” Digital Archive Initiative. This online archive contains thousands of documents, photographs, audio ...
1,237Dec 5, 2010
Humor in Politics
Garrison Keillor discusses the role of humor and why it is a fundamental to American life. He also responded to questions from the audience.
“An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor” ...
290Nov 29, 2010
Voting Rights in the Kennedy Years
Judge Gordon Martin talked about his book of Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). As a young lawyer he worked on ...
703Sep 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 ...
1,095Jan 28, 2010
The Life of Senator Ted Kennedy
Historian David McCullough talked about his friendship with Senator Ted Kennedy, their mutual love of history, and Senator Kennedy’s life. He responded to questions submitted by members ...
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