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June 9, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES: Robert F. Kennedy, the Assasination 40 Years Later

  • Gil Troy: Assassination of Robert Kennedy - CBC, 6-05-08
  • Gil Troy on"Killing didn't fuel theories of plot": The killing of Robert Kennedy"didn't lead to the endless speculation about who was behind it and did (the shooter) have any support," Troy said. Troy said Robert Kennedy's assassination also seemed to be a clear- cut case."The story of RFK's assassination was accepted - Sirhan Sirhan was tackled and that was the end of the story," he said."It seemed that the narrative was very, very simple - and televised. You didn't see the gunshots, but the whole thing took place on television." The images of the Bobby Kennedy assassination are very intimate, Troy added."It's a crowded scene, there are lots of people there. It seems to be a much more documented event, whereas with both JFK and Martin Luther King it was a shooter from afar with the bullet whizzing in."The personal nature of Bobby Kennedy's murder made a difference psychologically." - Montreal Gazette,
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 06-09-1898 - China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years.
  • 06-09-1973 - Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
  • 06-10-1801 - The Tripolitan War, between the United States and the Barbary States, began.
  • 06-10-1942 - The entire male population of the Czech village of Lidice was massacred in retaliation for the death of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 06-10-1946 - Italy replaced its monarchy with a republic.
  • 06-10-1967 - The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.
  • 06-10-1978 - Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1509 - King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.
  • 06-11-1770 - Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
  • 06-11-1919 - Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1963 - Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous"stand in the schoolhouse door."
  • 06-11-1977 - Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crow
  • 06-11-1509 - King Henry VIII married his first wife, Katharine of Aragon.
  • 06-11-1770 - Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
  • 06-11-1919 - Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
  • 06-11-1963 - Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous"stand in the schoolhouse door."
  • 06-11-1977 - Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown
  • 06-12-1880 - John Lee Richmond pitched baseball's first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
  • 06-12-1898 - Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.
  • 06-12-1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 06-12-1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.
  • 06-12-1963 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • 06-12-1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
  • 06-13-1900 - The Boxer Rebellion began in China.
  • 06-13-1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.
  • 06-13-1967 - Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 06-13-1971 - The New York Times began publishing the"Pentagon Papers."
  • 06-13-1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.
  • 06-13-2000 - The first meeting between Pres. Kim Jong Il of North Korea and Pres. Kim Dae Jung of South Korea occurred.
  • 06-14-1775 - The United States Army was founded.
  • 06-14-1777 - The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S.
  • 06-14-1922 - Warren Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio.
  • 06-14-1940 - German troops entered Paris. The Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
  • 06-14-1951 - The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled.
  • 06-14-1954 - President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words"under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 06-14-1982 - Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
  • 06-15-1215 - King John sealed the Magna Carta.
  • 06-15-1775 - George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 06-15-1836 - Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States.
  • 06-15-1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization.
  • 06-15-1849 - James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 06-15-1923 - Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.
  • 06-16-1487 - The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.
  • 06-16-1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared,"a house divided against itself cannot stand."
  • 06-16-1904 - Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
  • 06-16-1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.
  • 06-16-1963 - Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
  • 06-16-1996 - Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
  • 06-16-2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
  • 06-17-1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
  • 06-17-1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
  • 06-17-1928 - Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
  • 06-17-1944 - The Republic of Iceland was established.
  • 06-17-1963 - U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
  • 06-17-1972 - Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
  • 06-17-1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
  • 06-18-1812 - The War of 1812 began.
  • 06-18-1815 - Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
  • 06-18-1873 - Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 06-18-1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
  • 06-18-1948 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
  • 06-18-1983 - Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

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OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Julian Zelizer on"Presidential Lies and Deceptions When spin crosses the line, the credibility gap is hard to repair": Princeton historian Julian Zelizer says McClellan's criticisms, coupled with the accusations of other former Bush advisers who have turned against their patron,"are extremely damaging to the institution of the presidency." He says the next president will have to live with diminished credibility, which could harm his ability to inspire confidence and govern effectively."If you want leadership," says Zelizer,"you need trust." - US News, 6-8-08
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  • 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

  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism Author: Joseph Palermo - Sunday, June 8 @ 8:30am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History The Senator & the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland & Fannie Lou Hamer Author: Chris Myers Asch - Sunday, June 8 @ 7:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World Author: Tony Horwitz - Sunday, June 8 @ 8:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: American Experience LAS VEGAS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY PART 2: AMERICAN MECCA PBS - Monday, June 9, 2008 @ 9pm ET
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Beyond the Big Bang", Monday, June 9, @ 9pm - 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Quest for the Lost Ark," Tuesday, June 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest," Tuesday, June 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Ancient Monster Hunters," Tuesday, June 10, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Eighty Acres of Hell," Wednesday, June 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :The Civil War: Antietam," Wednesday, June 11, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Horrors at Andersonville Prison: The Trial of Henry Wirz," Wednesday, June 11, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Guns of the Civil War," Wednesday, June 11, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The True Story of Charlie Wilson," Thursday, June 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights :Tuskegee Airmen," Friday, June 13, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The States," Marathon, Saturday, June 15, @ 12-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Outlaw Josey Wales," Saturday, June 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wild West Tech :The Gunslingers," Saturday, June 15, @ 11pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #10 -- (3 weeks on list)- 6-15-08
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND"THE UNNECESSARY WAR," #15 -- (1 week on list)- 6-15-08
  • Cokie Roberts: LADIES OF LIBERTY #19 - 6-15-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #22 - 6-15-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 - 6-15-08
  • Rick Perlstein: NIXONLAND #31 - 6-15-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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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