Press Release
February 22, 2007

National Archives “American Conversation” with Doris Kearns Goodwin on April 22

Pulitzer Prize–winning author to offer “Reflections of a Biographer-Historian”

Washington, DC…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.

Events in this series are held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW, 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 e-mail 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).

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 357-5300.


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