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This is the House that Jack Built


Wednesday, October 04, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA 23219

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Minor Hall Room 125
University of Virginia

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The University of Virginia Center for Politics will proudly presents the documentary premiere of This is the House that Jack Built and guest David Pitts.

So when and how do we assess the short life of President Kennedy? The one hundred anniversary of JFK’s birth provides a good opportunity to try. Time cannot fully erase the inspiration created by his public words and deeds. They altered history and continue to be a source of fascination for new generations who didn’t live during Kennedy’s presidency.

Hosted by political analyst Larry J. Sabato, this program touches on familiar themes of JFK’s life and his ascent to the presidency, his mistakes and his triumphs, but it also explores new and little known stories. It explores why JFK is still relevant today, why we still care about him, and why a new genera- tion of young Americans finds Kennedy utterly compelling. Presidential historian Robert Dalleck lends his voice to the program, as do authors John Shaw and David Pitts, Kennedy staffers Nancy Dutton and Sue Voelsinger, civil rights expert Tomiko Brown-Nagan, and Buell Wesley Frazier, among others.


David Pitts is an internationally recognized journalist whose work has appeared in major magazines and newspapers in the United States and overseas including, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, The Baltimore Sun, Black Enterprise Magazine, Seven Days (Canada), The Manila Times (Philippines), The Sunday Times (South Africa), The Foreign Digest (Nigeria), The Daily News (Tanzania), and The Sun (Mexico). His work also has been featured in the International Herald Tribune. For fifteen years, the author was a senior writer for the U.S. Information Agency/Voice of America. He reported from Europe, Africa and Latin America as well as here in the United States. His articles on President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and other members of the Kennedy family, as well as on U.S. domestic and foreign policy, were disseminated around the world. He has an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. and a BS in Political Science from Bradford University in England. He lives in Washington, D.C.



This event is free and open to the public with registration.



For more information about this event, contact Glenn Crossman at gac4t@virginia.edu or (434) 243-3540.





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