National Archives 'American Conversation' With Doris Kearns Goodwin on April 22

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to offer 'Reflections of a


Apr 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Archives

    WASHINGTON, April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United
 States Allen Weinstein will host an "American Conversation" with Pulitzer
 Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Sunday, April
 22, 7 p.m.
     This program is part of a National Archives series of discussions on
 American history and identity. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lynne
 Cheney, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, and historian John Hope
 Franklin, among others, have been featured in previous "American
 Conversations." Videos of past programs may be viewed on the National
 Archives web site at:
     Events in this series are held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the
 National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., which is located on the
 National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, N.W., and fully
 accessible. All programs in the "American Conversations" series are free
 and open to the public. Seating for this program is on a first-come,
 first-served basis. For more information or to request an accommodation
 (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please email or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to
 the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured.
     Doris Kearns Goodwin has been an aide and confidante to President
 Lyndon Johnson, a Harvard University professor, a Presidential biographer,
 and a commentator on issues from baseball to the American Presidency. Ms.
 Goodwin has written numerous articles on politics and baseball and has been
 a participant on television news programs and documentaries. Her books
 include Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005),
 Lyndon Johnson & The American Dream (1976), No Ordinary Time: Franklin and
 Eleanor Roosevelt- The American Home Front During World War II (1994), and
 Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (1997).
     Allen Weinstein was confirmed as the ninth Archivist of the United
 States in February 2005. Professor Weinstein, a former Professor of History
 at Boston University, Georgetown University, and Smith College, is the
 author of numerous essays and books, including The Story of America (2002),
 The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America-The Stalin Era (1999),
 Perjury: The Hiss- Chambers Case (1978 & 1997), and Freedom and Crisis: An
 American History (3rd edition, 1981). From 1985 to 2003, he served as
 President of The Center for Democracy in Washington, DC. His international
 awards include the United Nations Peace Medal (1986).
     For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs
 staff at 202-357-5300.

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