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46: The Biden Presidency

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Event

Researcher for Richard Ben Cramer’s landmark book What It Takes: The Way to the White House and assistant for several autobiographical books for President-elect Joe Biden, including his latest, Promises to Keep, Mark Zwonitzer will use his in-depth knowledge of the 46th President of the United States to provide us with insight into what can be expected from his administration.

During the event, submit your questions for Mr. Zwonitzer to for the question-and-answer portion of the program.

A printable handout is available for this program here.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.

Mark Zwonitzer

Mark Zwonitzer is an author and documentary filmmaker specializing in American history and politics, with an emphasis on biography. He has been producing, directing and/or writing acclaimed documentaries for PBS for more than twenty-five years. He is the writer of the Emmy-winning JFK: Like No Other, and a four-hour Emmy-nominated biography of Walt Disney. His work in television has been honored with the George Foster Peabody Award, the Writers Guild Award, and numerous Primetime Emmy nominations. From 1986 to 1992 Zwonitzer reported the book What It Takes: The Way to the White House with author Richard Ben Cramer. What it Takes was recognized by New York University as one of the Top 100 works of Journalism of the 20th century. He also assisted President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., in his two books: Promises to Keep and Promise Me, Dad.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole. 


February 3
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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