The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power – Fifty Years Ago Tomorrow: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and November 22, 1963

Speaker: 
Robert A. Caro
Thu, November 21st, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

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The most frustrating and triumphant years of Lyndon Johnson’s career were from 1958 to 1964, when he went from Senate Majority Leader to Vice President to having the Presidency thrust upon him in a moment of crisis. Through Johnson’s eyes, Robert A. Caro discusses Kennedy’s assassination, the dynamics of political power play, and the pragmatic potential of a President to transform the nation.

The Kennedy Presidency

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

SPEAKER BIOS

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.

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.

John F. Kennedy

Speaker: 
Robert Dallek
Bob Herbert (moderator)
Tue, May 24th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

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