3,877Apr 20, 1961
Bay of Pigs Invasion
President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban “patriots” had taken ...
3,215Aug 28, 2009
Senator Edward Kennedy Memorial Service
A “celebration of life” memorial service was held for Senator Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. The service was a private ceremony to honor Senator Kennedy ...
2,619Oct 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 ...
2,108Oct 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 ...
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 ...
1,794Oct 5, 2007
John F. 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 ...
1,405Apr 21, 1961
President Kennedy News Conference
President Kennedy delivered a press conference. Four days earlier 1500 Cuban exiles had invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. President Kennedy would not respond to media questions about the ...
1,235Dec 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” ...
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 ...
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 ...
1,077May 20, 2003
Book Discussion on An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
Robert Dallek talked about his book An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917- 1963, published by Little, Brown and Company. The author described the extent of President Kennedy’s ...
920Mar 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. ...
860Feb 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 ...
834Apr 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 ...
831Sep 20, 2009
Book Discussion on 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 ...
687Aug 28, 2009
Senator Edward Kennedy Lying in Repose
Members of the public paid respects to Senator Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. He died on August 25, 2009 from brain cancer. This was the second day in which he ...
673Oct 12, 2009
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 ...
657Oct 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, ...
644Mar 16, 2008
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 ...
593Oct 29, 1993
John F. Kennedy Museum Dedication
President Clinton, Senator Kennedy, and Ms. Schlossberg spoke at a ceremony dedicating the John F. Kennedy Museum. The president discussed the need for bold answers and vigorous debate on ...
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