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Forums at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library cover a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.

Forums at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library cover a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.
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Boston, MA

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Forums at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library cover a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.

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@JFKLibrary

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English

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125 617-614-1574


Episodes

First: Sandra Day O'Connor with Evan Thomas

10/28/2019
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Award-winning author Evan Thomas and his wife Oscie Thomas, an attorney and frequent collaborator on his books, discuss his new book First: Sandra Day O’Connor, drawn from exclusive interviews and first-time access to the archives of America’s first female Supreme Court justice. Barbara Perry, professor and director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, moderates.

Duration:01:23:38

Brexit: What's Next

9/10/2019
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Gerard Baker, editor at large at The Wall Street Journal, Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Harvard professor of diplomacy and international relations, and Karen Donfried, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discuss current developments in the Brexit process with Elaine Papoulias, executive director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

Duration:01:33:24

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

6/23/2019
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Todd S. Purdum, staff writer at The Atlantic, discusses his new book, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution, with Don Aucoin, chief theater critic for The Boston Globe.

Duration:00:48:52

A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos

4/16/2019
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His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia, Nobel laureate, and Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses key global issues and reflects on his distinguished career with Professor Ricardo Hausmann, director of Harvard's Center for International Development and former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Duration:01:36:31

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

4/4/2019
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Award-winning author and Rice University professor of history Douglas Brinkley discusses his new book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard professor of history Fredrik Logevall. This program is supported in part by Raytheon Company and Draper.

Duration:01:31:12

New Insights: Native Americans in the Colonial Period

3/27/2019
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Colin Calloway, Dartmouth professor of history and author of The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, The First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation, and Julia A. King, St.

Duration:01:08:12

Exploring Race Through Drama

3/19/2019
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Keith Hamilton Cobb, actor and author of American Moor, and David Howse, executive director of ArtsEmerson, examine the powerful role performance can play in catalyzing conversations on race, equality, and social challenges with Lizzy Cooper Davis, a professor at Emerson working at the intersection of arts and social justice.

Duration:01:20:38

Religion and Politics in America

11/29/2018
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E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, political commentator, and visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School, examines the role of religion in American politics with Margery Eagan, co-host of WGBH's Boston Public Radio.

Duration:01:29:57

The Midterm Elections: What They Might Mean?

11/9/2018
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Panelists including Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, Mark Preston, CNN executive director of political programming and senior political analyst, and Kate Zernike, political reporter for The New York Times interpret the results of the 2018 midterm elections. Nancy Cordes, chief congressional correspondent for CBS News, moderates.

Duration:01:42:38

Leadership in Turbulent Times

11/7/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which explores the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson, with Robin Young, co-host of WBUR's Here and Now. This program is supported in part by Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman.

Duration:00:49:10

US Foreign Policy in Russia

10/23/2018
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Panelists including Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College, Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, and Nina Tumarkin, profesor of Slavic studies and history at Wellesley College, examine US foreign policy issues concerning Russia with Alexandra Vacroux, executive director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Duration:01:28:54

Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow

10/9/2018
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The Kennedy Library and Discovery partner for an exclusive preview and discussion of Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow, a new documentary by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy. Meghna Chakrabarti, host of NPR and WBUR’s On Point, moderates. This program is presented in conjunction with the 2018 GlobeDocs Film Festival and HUBweek.

Duration:01:46:48

Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope

5/30/2018
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Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, and LaDonna Harris, founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, discussed Kennedy's new book, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope, a collection of interviews with world leaders, activists, and celebrities about her father’s influence. Peter Edelman, Georgetown law professor and former advisor to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, moderated.

Duration:01:22:47

The Heart of America

5/29/2018
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James and Deborah Fallows, authors of Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America, and Hillary Frey, executive editor of HuffPost, discussed contemporary issues facing the heart of America with Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.

Duration:01:17:14

US Foreign Policy in Asia

5/14/2018
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Wellesley professor of Asian studies and political science Katharine H.S. Moon and senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations Sheila A. Smith discussed US foreign policy issues in Asia with Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Harvard professor of diplomacy and international relations.

Duration:01:31:58

Leonard Bernstein and President John F. Kennedy

5/10/2018
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In honor of the Leonard Bernstein centennial, Harvard professor of music Thomas Forrest Kelly explored the impact of the relationship between Bernstein and the Kennedy Administration, which continues to influence the artistic and cultural life of America. Due to copyright restrictions, this recording does not include the performance by the Boston Lyric Opera.

Duration:00:47:22

A Conversation with Bob Schieffer and Jill Lepore

5/1/2018
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Former longtime CBS journalist Bob Schieffer discussed his new book, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News, with Harvard professor of history and author of These Truths: A History of the United States, Jill Lepore.

Duration:01:38:54

A Conversation with John Lithgow

4/29/2018
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Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, author, and musician John Lithgow discussed his distinguished career and the importance of the arts with Robin Young, co-host of WBUR's Here and Now. This program was supported in part by the Mass Cultural Council.

Duration:01:24:25

2018 PEN Hemingway Awards

4/8/2018
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Seán Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, presents the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award at this ceremony to Weike Wang for her novel Chemistry. Ricardo Cortez Cruz, author of Straight Outta Comptonand Five Days of Bleeding, will be the keynote speaker. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway's personal papers. This program is presented in partnership with PEN/New England and PEN/America.

Duration:01:14:25

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

4/3/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning former Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara discusses her new book, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World, with award-winning journalist Larry Tye.

Duration:01:37:50