Keynote talk: JFK and the Great Space Race

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.

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Douglas Brinkley on C-SPAN discussing Cronkite

Our guest is author and historian Douglas Brinkley to talk about his new biography “Cronkite.” The book chronicles the life of long time CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.”

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