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Stay Tuned for “The Kennedys”

Written by Barbara Perry, Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies, UVA’s Miller Center. She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier and Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA. In the very same week of the Academy Awards, I […]

Tales from the Crypt: Searching for Answers in the New JFK Assassination Files

Written by Barbara A. Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA   As I moved through the grocery check-out line this past weekend, my eye fixed on a tabloid headline, “JFK Assassin Worked for the CIA!”  Lee Harvey Oswald […]

Between the Right and a Hard Place: How JFK Pivoted to Righteousness

Written by Barbara Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA.   We don’t typically think of John F. Kennedy and Donald J. Trump as leading comparable presidencies. Yet they both faced a right-wing faction of their party over the […]

Trump and Kennedy at 100

Written by Barbara A. Perry, Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and the Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center. She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier and Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch. You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA.     By […]

Jackie Kennedy’s Search for “Mr. Right”

  Written by Barbara A. Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center.  She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier and numerous publications on the Kennedy presidency and family.  You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA.   This week […]

Jackie Kennedy: Welcome to the White House

  Written by: Barbara A. Perry, White Burkett Miller Professor of Ethics and Institutions; Director, Presidential Studies; Co-Chair, Presidential Oral History Program, Miller Center Valentine’s Day 1962 established First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as a modern TV star when she hosted A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy, which was broadcast on […]

Rose Kennedy: Mother of Camelot

Barbara A. Perry Senior Fellow UVA’s Miller Center Presidential Oral History Program You could almost narrate a century of United States history through Rose Kennedy’s captivating biography.  Her nearly 104 years in the political limelight spanned almost half of the American republic’s own life. Eulogized by Life magazine as “part nun, part enchantress, part ward […]