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Doing Dallek

On my way to speak to a class at American University Friday morning, I heard historian Robert Dallek talking about JFK with Sam Donaldson, talking about his administration’s highs (Dallek claims JFK “saved the world” with his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis…for balance, see WFB yesterdayday) and lows (Dallek uncovered Kennedy’s sexual dalliances with a 19-year-old intern in the White House.)

Turn to NPR’s “Morning Edition.” I missed some of the segment, but it ended with another Dallek flourish about JFK saving the world, followed by a stirring rendition of Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Great editorializing, that.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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