MPR News Presents for June 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013 Guests Marvin Kalb: Award-winning reporter at CBS and NBC News for thirty years. Edward R. Murrow professor and senior fellow at Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. Author of 12 non-fiction books and novels. Nicholas Burns: Retired American diplomat. Served in the US Foreign Service for 27 years. Professor of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard University. Former US Ambassador to NATO and to Greece. Former National Security Council. Sergei Khrushchev: Son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute at Brown University. Emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1991. Engineer. Fred Kempe: President of the Atlantic Council. Author of "Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth." (2012) Adam Frankel: Former speechwriter, President Barack Obama. Assisted JFK speechwriter Theodore Sorensen in the writing of his memoir "Counselor." Executive director, Digitial Promise.
In June 1963 President John F. Kennedy gave three speeches that rank among the top presidential speeches in the last 50 years. Hear a panel discussion at the JFK Library about his American University speech about peace and nuclear weapons and his June 26, 1963 speech at the Berlin Wall.