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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SOURCE National Archives