Program date: September 21, 2022
Speakers: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Don Carleton and Mark Lawrence
September 21, 2022 – Co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the Briscoe Center for American History. This program celebrated the Briscoe Center’s recent acquisition of the papers of Richard Goodwin and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Moderated by Dr. Mark Lawrence, director of the LBJ Library, the discussion explored how the Goodwin Papers enhance the holdings of the Briscoe Center and the LBJ Library and provide a richer understanding of the political and presidential history of the United States.
About Doris Kearns Goodwin:
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. She is best known as a preeminent public intellectual, presidential historian, and biographer frequently seen on television putting today’s news into historical context.
Her first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, became a national bestseller and achieved critical acclaim. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Her bestselling book The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys was adapted into an award-winning five-part television miniseries. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism was awarded the Carnegie Medal.
About Don Carleton:
Don Carleton is the executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of twelve books, including The Governor and the Colonel: A Dual Biography of William P. Hobby and Oveta Culp Hobby, Red Scare, A Breed So Rare, and Conversations with Cronkite. He is also the executive producer of two PBS documentaries: When I Rise (2010) and Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill (2016). In 2015, the Texas Democracy Foundation honored him with its Bernard Rapoport Award.