Nearly six decades after John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and others fought “Jim Crow” laws that blocked some Americans from the ballot box, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights are under siege again. Historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley talks about recent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to our…
Many are still trying to figure out how and what exactly happened leading up to the U.S Capitol riot a year ago. MSNBC’s Craig Melvin is joined by Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley and RNC Chairman Michael Steele to discuss the insurrection and the mixed ways the country has reacted to it a year later.
For historian Douglas Brinkley, Jan. 6 is a day to remember why it’s important to fight for democracy. An outgoing president inciting a riot at the Capitol is historically significant, he says, and Americans need to remember this event for years to come. “It’s a dark day on the calendar of American history,” he says.…
Douglas Brinkley speaking at the 2019 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival on his new book American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, that revisits this important chapter in America’s history. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy began a dramatic expansion of the U.S. space program and committed the nation to the ambitious goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
The presidential historian Douglas Brinkley looks back on the life of the former first lady – a woman President George H.W. Bush lovingly referred to as “The Enforcer.”
Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and Presidential Historian for CNN, in conversation with American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.
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Greta’s unedited interview with presidential historian Douglas Brinkley about his new book, ‘Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America’ and the 2016 White House race.
Organized by the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication, Rice University Professor and notable historian Douglas Brinkley visits Purdue University to speak about it’s greatest alum – Neil Armstrong.
Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley appeared on Ed Schultz’s MSNBC show discussing his appearance before Rep. Young’s committee on natural resources.
Douglas Brinkley recounts Theodore Roosevelt’s strenuous life and his huge impact on America’s natural landscape.
Author Douglas Brinkley addresses why the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and what the future holds for New Orleans.