The Kennedy Presidency

Ira Stoll
David Nasaw (moderator)
David Greenberg
Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | 6:30 pm


John F. Kennedy never made it through a full term in office, yet within his 34 months as president he led the country through some of the most pivotal and consequential events in modern history. Experts examine the trials and tribulations of the Kennedy years—both domestic and international—and explore why the specter of the 35th President remains ever-present in the American consciousness.

End of Days: The Final Hours of John F. Kennedy

James L. Swanson
Wed, December 4th, 2013 | 6:30 pm


Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this tragic event continues to grip the hearts and the imaginations of Americans young and old. Bestselling author James L. Swanson hones in on the doomed trip to Texas, revealing lesser-known details about the final 48 hours of the late President’s life.

If Kennedy Lived

Jeff Greenfield
Wed, November 6th, 2013 | 6:30 pm


On November 22, 1963, one fateful event changed the course of American history. But what if it hadn’t? What would it have meant for the United States and the world if President John F. Kennedy did not fall victim to an assassin’s deadly bullet in Dallas? Join Jeff Greenfield and journey through a history that might have been.

The Patriarch, Part II: Joe and Jack Kennedy

David Nasaw
Tue, March 12th, 2013 | 6:30 pm


Celebrated historian David Nasaw returns to continue his discussion of Joseph P. Kennedy, the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. In part two, Professor Nasaw focuses on Kennedy’s relationship with his son John F. Kennedy, who resurrected the family’s political reputation and captured the imagination of a generation.


David Nasaw is a professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

Women and the White House, Part II

Kati Marton
Cokie Roberts
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Tue, February 7th, 2012 | 6:30 pm

Event details

Continuing the conversation from last year’s program, we look back at the many influential and important women in the history of America’s highest elected office and discuss the impact women are having on the 2012 election. Although America has yet to elect a woman to the presidency, many women have played important parts in shaping previous presidential administrations and in changing the roles and the perceptions of women in politics.

First Ladies Of New York And The Nation

Mar 22 2005 - Jul 31 2005

We are pleased to announce that our exhibition: First Ladies of New York and the Nation: Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy has been extended until July 31, 2005.

Two of the nation's most revered and influential First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who also achieved great professional success and personal fulfillment as life-long New Yorkers, are explored in a special loan exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, First Ladies of New York and the Nation.

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