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Vietnam and the Presidency Conference Schedule
Press Release ยท Saturday, March 11, 2006

"Vietnam and the Presidency"
Conference Schedule

Friday, March 10 and
Saturday, March 11, 2006
John F. Kennedy
Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

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Speakers as of January 9, 2006

Friday, March 10

How We Got In: The United States, Asia, and Vietnam
1:00 – 2:30 p.m
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Professor George Herring, Alumni Professor of History, University of Kentucky, author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975.
Professor Robert D. Schulzinger, Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder, author of A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975.
Professor Marilyn Young, Professor of History, New York University, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990.
Moderator, Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States.

Vietnam and Presidential Tapes
2:45 – 4:45 p.m
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On Johnson: Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, author of The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964.
On Kennedy: Professor David Kaiser, Professor of Strategy and Policy, Naval War College, author of American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War.
On Nixon: Professor Jeffrey Kimball, Professor of History, Miami University, author of The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-Era Strategy.
Moderator, Sharon Fawcett, Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries.

Keynote Speaker
5:00 - 5:30 p.m
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David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winner for his coverage of the Vietnam War for The New York Times; author of The Best and The Brightest, the acclaimed critical history of how and why the United states went to war in Vietnam.

Saturday, March 11

Moderator, Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

The Media and the Role of Public Opinion
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Steve Bell, news correspondent for ABC News from 1967-1986, reported from Vietnam and Indo-China in