This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by American historian Mark Updegrove. They discuss Mark’s recent book, Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency and President John F. Kennedy’s popularity and lasting legacy.
Zachary reads his poem, “Never Again the Same.”
Mark K. Updegrove is an American author, historian, journalist, and Presidential Historian for ABC News. He is the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation in Austin, Texas. Previously, he served as the director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum for eight years.
He is the author of five books including his latest, The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, published in 2017. His latest book, Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency, was published by Dutton in April 2022. He is also the executive producer of the CNN original series “LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy.”
This episode of This is Democracy was edited, mixed, and mastered by Morgan Honaker.
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