Daytime Author Talks and Film Screenings in April 2018
Press Release · Thursday, March 29, 2018

Washington, DC

The National Archives continues its series of daytime programs with film screenings and authors discussions on topics including President Eisenhower, First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford, and the April 10 Nixon Legacy Forum Bridging the Branches: How Nixon Worked with a Democratic Congress.

These programs are free and open to the public and will be held at noon (unless otherwise noted) in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World
Tuesday, April 3; Register; watch a live stream on our
YouTube Channel
In Eisenhower, a new and engaging biography of the 34th president, professor Louis Galambos discusses the career of Dwight D. Eisenhower and how, as America’s leader during a time of postwar changes, he sought to forge a consensus in Washington with compromise and coalition building. Under his leadership, he brought prosperity and peace to the American people in the dangerous years of the Cold War.

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan
Thursday, April 5; Register; watch a live stream on our
YouTube Channel
Author Sheila Tate and journalist Carl M. Cannon will discuss Tate's book, Lady in Red-–a collection of images and stories related to First Lady Nancy Reagan. Tate focuses on the various roles that Mrs. Reagan played during her years in the White House and offers a rare glimpse into the life of a President's wife.

FILM SCREENING: Betty Ford: The Real Deal
Friday, April 6; Register

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of First Lady Betty Ford’s birth, join us for the screening of the 2009 PBS documentary that profiles Betty Ford, her time in the White House, her advocacy for equal rights, and the founding of the Betty Ford Center in California. (60 minutes).

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North
Monday, April 9; Register; watch a live stream on our
YouTube Channel
In this intriguing book, history professor Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey. In Minna’s case, white people fought over who would pay the costs of caring for an enslaved woman, which became routine in many similar cases that followed.

NIXON LEGACY FORUM: Bridging the Branches: How Nixon Worked with a Democratic Congress
Monday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Register; watch a live stream on our
YouTube Channel
President Nixon achieved enviable legislative successes with a Congress dominated by Democrats. Today, a distinguished panel of Nixon Administration alumni including Tom Korologos, Wallace Johnson, and John Lehman, discuss how Nixon and his congressional relations staff governed in a combative atmosphere similar to today. Presented in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation.


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