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JFK Library Spring Forums Columbia Point
Boston, MA
April 29 - May 30, 2018
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Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.

A Conversation with John Lithgow

April 29, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, author, and musician John Lithgow discusses his distinguished career and the importance of the arts. This program is supported in part by the Mass Cultural Council.

A Conversation with Bob Schieffer and Jill Lepore

May 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Former longtime CBS journalist Bob Schieffer discusses 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 StatesJill Lepore.

Leonard Bernstein and President John F. Kennedy

May 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In honor of the Leonard Bernstein centennial, Harvard professor of music Thomas Forrest Kelly explores the impact of the relationship between Bernstein and the Kennedy Administration, which continues to influence the artistic and cultural life of America. A performance of Bernstein’s music by artists from Boston Lyric Opera follows.

The Heart of America

May 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Panelists including James and Deborah Fallows, authors of Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America, shed light on contemporary issues facing the heart of America.

Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope

May 30, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, discusses her new book, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope, a collection of interviews with world leaders, activists, and celebrities about her father’s influence.

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