Presidents

The Abraham Lincoln Institute 5th Annual Symposium

Doris Kearns Goodwin

About the Program

Doris Kearns Goodwin looks at the way a leader's private life affects his public actions at the 5th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium. Ms. Goodwin analyzes the private life of Abraham Lincoln and three other contenders for the presidency in 1860: Salmon Chase, William Seward, and Edward Bates. The event was held at The Library of Congress. Following her remarks, Ms. Goodwin took questions from the audience.

About the Authors

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of a number of books, including "No Ordinary Time," "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys," and "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream." She is currently working on a biography of Abraham Lincoln. Ms. Goodwin has been a consultant for PBS and has appeared on "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer."
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Past Airings

  • Sunday, January 13th at 6pm (ET)
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