Wednesday June 10, 2015

Two Days In June

President John F. Kennedy laughs during a press conference June 11, 1963.

President John F. Kennedy laughs during a press conference June 11, 1963. (National Archive/Newsmakers)

On June 10 in 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech that changed the course of the Cold War, and led to the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Then on June 11, he gave another speech that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Two days in Kennedy's 1000-day presidency: what do they tell us about Kennedy as a president and his legacy?  Two Days in June is Andrew Cohen's most recent book, and the jumping-off point for a discussion with former Senator Paul Kirk, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette David Shribman, Professor Barbara Perry from the University of Virginia, and author Andrew Cohen.

 

Andrew Cohen's book, Two Days in June, is published by McClelland and Stewart.

 

Participants in the program:

Paul Kirk, former U.S. Senator 

David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Barbara Perry, director of the Institute for Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia

Andrew Cohen, author and professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University