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June 2, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Thomas Whalen: Closing in on Democratic nomination (Interview) - NECN, MA, 6-2-08
  • Thurston Clarke on"Kennedy torch fires Obama's passion Charismatic and inspiring politicians": Mr. Obama and Kennedy campaigned at"a time of moral crisis" in the United States, says Thurston Clarke, author of The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days that Inspired America."We have a similar situation with an unpopular war and a increasingly unpopular president," he said."The Kennedy campaign has given us an example, or even a template, of how a candidate should run for office at a time of national or moral crisis." Kennedy did not make the mistake of focusing on the negative, Mr. Clarke says. The way Mr. Obama conducts his campaign -- always rising above the fray, taking the high road when the Clintons take the low -- shows he has learned his lessons well."If you want to heal a morally wounded nation, you can't run an immoral campaign," he explained."He has this sense that Kennedy had that it is important how he campaigns if he want to have a certain kind of presidency, if he wants to unite the nation.... Kennedy also projected an"aura of vulnerability" after his brother's death, said Mr. Clarke."Again and again, you have people saying he looked so alone that you just wanted to hug him. That's not the case with Obama." - National Post, 5-31-08
  • Gil Troy on"Kennedy torch fires Obama's passion Charismatic and inspiring politicians":"Both the Kennedy and Obama candidacies have stirred great hope and both are hitting the same sweet spot in the American political spectrum. Obama, like Kennedy, has shown an ability to embody a kind of apple-pie liberalism that unites a broader swath of the American middle behind an inspirational crusade that seems more hopeful and visionary than specifically ideological.... The big issue with him is not so much that he's black, but that he's green." - National Post, 5-31-08
BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 06-02-1886 - Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.
  • 06-02-1924 - Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
  • 06-02-1941 - Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • 06-02-1946 - In Italy, a plebiscite rejected the monarchy in favor of a republic. 1953
  • 06-02-1953 - Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 06-03-1861 - Stephen Douglas, U.S. politician, died.
  • 06-03-1937 - The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.
  • 06-03-1965 - Maj. Edward White became the first U.S. astronaut to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.
  • 06-01-1989 - Chinese army troops head to Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.
  • 06-04-1892 - The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.
  • 06-04-1896 - Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.
  • 06-04-1942 - The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.
  • 06-04-1944 - The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.
  • 06-04-1989 - People's Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.
  • 06-05-1783 - Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.
  • 06-05-1884 - Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican nomination for president with the words, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.”
  • 06-05-1933 - The United States went off the gold standard.
  • 06-05-1947 - Sen. George Marshall proposed a plan (Marshall Plan) to help Europe recover financially from the effects of World War II.
  • 06-05-1967 - The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began.
  • 06-05-1968 - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.
  • 06-05-1981 - The Centers for Disease Control published the first report about the disease that would later become known as AIDS.
  • 06-05-2004 - Former president Ronald Reagan died.
  • 06-06-1934 - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
  • 06-06-1944 - Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.
  • 06-06-1982 - Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
  • 06-06-2001 - Vermont Republican Senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent, handing control of the Senate back to the Democrats.
  • 06-06-2002 - President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.
  • 06-07-1494 - Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the New World between the two countries.
  • 06-07-1654 - Louis XIV was crowned king of France.
  • 06-07-1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.
  • 06-07-1892 - Homer Plessy was arrested for his refusal to move from a whites-only seat on a train. This led to the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision.
  • 06-07-1929 - Vatican City became a sovereign state.
  • 06-07-1948 - President Eduard Beneš of Czechoslovakia resigned and the Communist takeover of the country was completed.
  • 06-08-0632 - The prophet Muhammad died.
  • 06-08-1845 - Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
  • 06-08-1861 - Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.
  • 06-08-1968 - James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassin, was arrested.
  • 06-08-1982 - President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.
  • 06-08-2001 - Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Deborah E. Lipstadt on"Holocaust historians blast MFA stance in legal dispute Insist pressures of era led to Oskar Kokoschka's painting"Two Nudes's (Lovers)" sale":"To suggest, at that period in Vienna, that there was no pressure is ridiculous. It's ludicrous." - Boston Globe, 5-28-08
  • Gil Troy on"Kennedy torch fires Obama's passion Charismatic and inspiring politicians":"Bobby Kennedy himself was an incredibly complicated character. Bobby Kennedy became 'Good Bobby' completely due to the trauma of his brother's assassination and was trying to fix the world." - National Post, 5-31-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg's History for 250th Anniversary - WaPo, 1-18-08
  • David Zabecki: Hooks up with Stephen Ambrose Tours / Zabecki will lead the 14-day tour to visit historic World War II sites in Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin from May 16-30, 2008.- Press Release--Stephen Ambrose Tours, 1-10-08
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • PBS: American Experience LAS VEGAS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY PART 1: SIN CITY PBS - Monday, June 2, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • PBS: American Experience LAS VEGAS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY PART 2: AMERICAN MECCA PBS - Monday, June 9, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel:"Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem", Monday, June 2, @ 2pm - 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers," Monday, June 2, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The True Story of Killing Pablo," Tuesday, June 3, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Nazi America: A Secret History," Wednesday, June 4, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Hippies," Thursday, June 5, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"1968 with Tom Brokaw," Thursday, June 5, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"10 Days to D-Day," Friday, June 6, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"D-Day: The Lost Evidence : D-Day: The Lost Evidence," Friday, June 6, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Investigating History :D-Day: The Secret Massacre," Friday, June 6, @ 5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #9 -- (2 weeks on list)- 6-8-08
  • Cokie Roberts: LADIES OF LIBERTY #15 -- (7 weeks on list)- 6-8-08
  • Tony Horwitz: A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE #19 - 6-8-08
  • Rick Perlstein: NIXONLAND #23 - 6-8-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 - 6-8-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Michael Dobbs: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, June 3, 2008
  • Yuan-Tsung Chen: Return to the Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China, June 3, 2008
  • Shane O'Sullivan: Who Killed Bobby?, June 3, 2008
  • Gavin Menzies: 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance, June 3, 2008
  • Jim Lacey: Pershing, June 10, 2008
  • Robert F. Dorr: Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht, June 15, 2008
  • Geoff Shepard: Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, June 17, 2008
  • Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
  • Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
  • Lewis Lehrman: Lincoln at Peoria, July 4, 2008
  • Linda Porter: The First Queen of England, July 8, 2008
  • William Marvel: Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862, July 16, 2008
  • Lorri Glover: The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America, August 5, 2008
  • Fred E. Haynes: The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History, August 5, 2008
  • Patrick Desbois: The Holocaust by Bullets, August 19, 2008
  • Robert Dallek: Harry S. Truman (REV), September 2, 2008
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