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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

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

The First Amendment: What Are Its Limits?

3/27/2018
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Susan Benesch, director of the Dangerous Speech Project, Jennifer Peter, managing editor of The Boston Globe, and Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, discuss contemporary First Amendment issues. Award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for WBUR's Bostonomix Bruce Gellerman moderates.

Duration:01:34:23

Vietnam 1968: The War, the Turmoil, and the Presidential Election

3/20/2018
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Lawrence O’Donnell, author of Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics and host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell; Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam; and Christian Appy, professor of history at UMass Amherst and author of American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity discuss the critical events of 1968 in Vietnam and in American...

Duration:01:45:07

The Boston Globe Spotlight Team: Confronting Racism and Disparities, What's Next?

2/28/2018
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Join reporters and community and business leaders in a discussion of the recent series,"Boston. Racism. Image. Reality." As Boston builds out, how do we make sure there's a different blueprint for our future? How does Boston become a more welcoming city to all? Award-winning journalist and pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church Liz Walker leads the conversation. This program is supported in part by the Hyams Foundation, National Grid, and The Partnership, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Duration:01:37:56

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

2/20/2018
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In commemoration of Presidents’ Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses his new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Harvard professor of history Annette Gordon-Reed moderates.

Duration:01:33:33

Reality and Truth in Contemporary Journalism

12/11/2017
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Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania professor of communication, and Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, discuss

Duration:01:42:31

Criminalizing Poverty in America

11/28/2017
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Peter Edelman, Georgetown law professor and former advisor to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, discussed key challenges raised in his new book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, with Lisa Mullins, host of WBUR’s All Things Considered.

Duration:01:32:28

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

11/15/2017
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Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, discusses his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, with Martin Nolan, former reporter and editor for The Boston Globe.

Duration:01:30:21

Examining the Life of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

10/26/2017
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Richard Aldous, professor of history at Bard College, discussed his book, Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian, a biography of Arthur Schlesinger Jr., special assistant to President Kennedy, with Timothy Naftali, NYU professor of history and public service and CNN contributor.

Duration:01:41:55

A Conversation with Misty Copeland

8/28/2017
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Misty Copeland, a Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, discussed her distinguished career with Meghna Chakrabarti, the host of WBUR's Radio Boston.

Duration:01:15:01

A Conversation with His Excellency Ban Ki-moon

6/28/2017
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His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations and Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed key global issues and reflected on his distinguished diplomatic career with David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst for CNN and Co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Duration:01:08:57

Space Exploration Discovery Day

5/28/2017
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Christopher Cassidy, Chief of the NASA Astronaut Office and NASA Spacesuit Engineer Su Curley highlight space exploration and equipment, including what it’s like to live and work on the International Space Station. This program is presented as part of the JFK Centennial Celebration.

Duration:02:01:04

"The American Spirit" with David McCullough

5/25/2017
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David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, discusses his new collection of speeches, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, with longtime former ABC reporter and anchor Charlie Gibson. This program is presented as part of the JFK Centennial Celebration.

Duration:01:06:03