On Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., a panel will discuss John F. Kennedy’s life and presidency by showing clips from an upcoming film JFK, premiering in November 2013 on PBS in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.
The panel will also examine how the press treated Kennedy and how the media’s treatment of presidents has changed throughout the years.
Participants will include:
- Susan Bellows, producer and director, of the film
- Evan Thomas, journalist and best-selling author of Robert Kennedy: His Life
- Sally Bedell Smith, journalist and best-selling author of Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House
JFK premieres on American Experience on Monday and Tuesday, November 11-12, 2013, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
More about the panelists:
Susan Bellows (Producer and Director). An award-winning producer and writer with more than twenty years experience producing national programs for public television, Bellows is currently the series producer for American Experience. Since joining the series seven years ago, she has provided editorial support and guidance to its broadcast and new media work. Previously, Bellows served as senior producer for the Peabody and Emmy-Award winning series, Africans in America. Her other producing credits include films for The Great Depression, for which she received an Emmy nomination, and America's War On Poverty, both productions of Blackside, Inc. Bellows also co-produced New Worlds, New Forms for the WNET-produced series, Dancing, an eight-hour, landmark series on dance forms around the world.
Evan Thomas is a journalist and best-selling author whose works include Robert Kennedy: His Life. He currently teaches journalism at Princeton University.
Sally Bedell Smith is a journalist and best-selling author whose books include Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House.
When & Where
The National Press Club
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