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2008 Presidential Lecture Series – The American Presidency: Past, Present, and Future

Against the backdrop of the 2008 presidential campaign, this series focuses on a former president, the current occupant of the White House, and the trio of compelling major candidates running to succeed him.

Tuesday, February 26
“Straight from the Trail – Part I”
Featuring Kansas City Star political columnist Steve Kraske, Chicago Tribune congressional correspondent Jill Zuckman, and RedBlue America moderator Joel Mathis

Thursday, February 28
“Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy”
Featuring Lou Cannon, a former Washington Post White House correspondent and Reagan biographer, and Carl Cannon, a National Journal White House correspondent

Thursday, March 6
“Straight from the Trail – Part 2”
Featuring New York Post political reporter Geoff Earle, Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau reporter Lynn Sweet, and Des Moines Register chief political reporter Tom Beaumont

Tuesday, March 11
“Ike’s Final Battle”
Featuring Kasey Pipes, a political historian, former White House speech writer, and author of Ike’s Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality

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Political journalists, historians headline Presidential Lecture Series

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