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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Forum series

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years. They are conducted as conversations rather than lectures.
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On the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's dedication of the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College, the Kennedy Library hosted a tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet who passed away on August 30. Speakers included his good friend and fellow poet Rose Styron, former poet laureate Robert Pinsky and Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen. …
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Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl shot by the Taliban last October because of her advocacy for children’s education, discusses her book, I am Malala, and her determination to continue her fight for universal education with WBUR’s Here & Now host, Robin Young.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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A discussion of the book, "Joe Moakley’s Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador" with author Mark Robert Schneider and Congressman Jim McGovern. Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter Kevin Cullen moderates.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the final months of JFK’s presidency, Thurston Clarke discusses his new book, JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President, with historian Ted WidmerΑπό τον JFK Last Hundred Days
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Boston Globe journalists Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss their book, Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice. WBUR reporter David Boeri moderates.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Rose Styron, wife of the late William Styron, and their daughter, Alexandra, discuss the publication of his letters to leading artists of his day, including several describing time spent with President and Mrs. Kennedy.Από τον Selected Letters of William Styron
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Kevin Bleyer, Emmy Award–winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will discuss his new book, ME THE PEOPLE: One Man's Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America, with Meghna Chakrabarti, host of WBUR's Radio Boston.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Mark Shriver discussed his new book, A Good Man, about his late father, R. Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps with Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro discussed the fourth volume in his biography of LBJ, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, with Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe writer Mark Feeney.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Alan Brinkley, the Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University, discussed his new biography in The American Presidents Series, John F. Kennedy: The 35th President, 1961-1963, with historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Peter Nash, baseball historian; Richard Johnson, curator of Boston's Sports Museum; and Thomas Fitzgerald, grandson of mayor "Honey Fitz," discussed Fenway and its passionate fans. Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys closed with a rendition of "Tessie."Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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The 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence, presented to Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen. Special guests: Caroline Kennedy, Richard Hoffman, Tom Perrotta, Bill Flanagan, Salman Rushdie, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, & Keith Richards.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Roger Wilkins and Harris Wofford, who worked with and for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, discussed the struggle for civil rights in the early 1960's with Harvard historian Kenneth Mack.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine and historians David Nichols and Carol Anderson discussed Truman's decision to desegregate the Armed Forces and Eisenhower's handling of the crisis at Little Rock High School with moderator Callie Crossley.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Historian Allida Black examines how civil rights issues were handled in the Roosevelt administration and the Roosevelts' role in the watershed event that featured Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Joe Armstrong, Betty Sue Flowers, Harriet Rubin and David Stenn shared their memories of working with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis during her time as an editor in New York City. Greg Lawrence, author of Jackie as Editor, moderated.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Jonathan Alter, author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One, and Hendrik Hertzberg, columnist for The New Yorker, analyzed the Obama presidency as the 2012 presidential race began with former Boston Globe Editorial Page Editor Renee Loth.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Amanda Smith, the daughter of Jean Kennedy Smith, discussed her recent biography, Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson, with WBUR's political news reporter Fred Thys.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Annie Leibovitz discussed her new book, Pilgrimage, which explores the places where the people who have inspired her have worked. The book includes the homes of Henry David Thoreau, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, and Abraham Lincoln, among others.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall shared memories of her childhood in South Africa, her immigration to the United States and her most memorable court cases with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Former senior CIA intelligence officer Gene Poteat and historians Timothy Naftali, Fred Kaplan and John Prados discussed the moment the US had surpassed the USSR in missiles. Mary Elise Sarotte, Professor of International Relations at USC, moderated.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Clinton Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service detail, shared memories of the Kennedy White House and his service protecting the first family with Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize-winners Ellen Goodman, Walter Robinson, Charlie Savage and Sebastian Smee reflected on how winning the award changed their careers. Former Boston Globe columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Oliphant moderated.Από τον John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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