Monday, May 8, 2017 (Evening)
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
EVENT TYPE: Evening Reception
The JFK Centennial celebration at the WNDC will feature a panel discussion of JFK’s relationship with the press with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, a Kennedy historian and author of several Kennedy books including Nixon-Kennedy; as well as Sid Davis, who was White House Correspondent for Westinghouse Broadcasting and covered JFK from the time of his presidential campaign and his entire presidency including all of his White House press conferences.
Also in attendance will be members of the Kennedy family including Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Kennedy family spokesperson Melody Miller whose husband Bill Wilson planned the original Kennedy-Nixon debates, journalists who covered Kennedy’s White House and also close JFK associates including the President’s first MA Democratic Chairman Lester Hyman and one of JFK’s original White House Staff, Lenore Donnelly.
The evening’s event will include a video featuring clips of Kennedy’s jocular relationship with the press at his White House press conferences.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
PRICE: $50 Members/$75 Non-Members