Douglas Brinkley is an American writer, historian, speaker, professor of history at Rice University, a contributing editor to the magazine, Vanity Fair, and author of the book American Moonshot.
Historian Douglas Brinkley joins CBS News' John Dickerson to discuss how the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic compares to how previous administrations have responded to crises in American history. Brinkley makes the case that White House management and structure affects the ability of the federal government to respond to national emergencies in a significant way. He tells Dickerson the coronavirus pandemic could leave an imprint on American society and culture for years to come. Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and his latest book is "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race."
In this episode, historian Douglas Brinkley discusses President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to “go to the moon” that inspired a generation and how the Apollo 11 mission changed the world and our perceptions of the possibilities of human discovery. The interview is moderated by Goldman Sachs' Tim O'Neill.Date: May 22, 2019This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part, or disclosed by any recipient to any other person. The information contained in this podcast does not constitute a recommendation from any Goldman Sachs entity to the recipient. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs, and Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice or recommendations in this podcast. In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any recipient is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by Goldman Sachs to that recipient, nor to constitute such person a client of any Goldman Sachs entity.Copyright 2019 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. All rights reserved.
In 1961, President Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley joins host Krys Boyd to chart how just eight years later, Neil Armstrong made JFK’s dream a reality. Brinkley’s new book is called“American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race”(Harper).
Barbara and Nicole wrap up Super Tuesday and the outlook of California in November. Then, Barbara talks with Historian and author Douglas Brinkley about History's affects on his work and its effect on today's politics. After, Nicole talks to co-founder of March For Our Lives, Charlie Mirsky about the importance of young activism.
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Dec 14th, 1960
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