Doris Kearns Goodwin on Lyndon Johnson

Noted historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin joined Downtown again to talk about the e-book release of “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She shared her experiences working with LBJ when she was a young woman and her impressions of the larger-than-life President. Goodwin offered her thoughts on why Johnson was such a big proponent […]

Ken Burns: “The use of the Dixie flag is not some heritage thing; it’s about resistance to civil rights”

  Renowned documentarian Ken Burns joined Downtown on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the 25th anniversary of his series on the Civil War. Burns discussed why he feels some people view the Civil War today as more than just a war about slavery. He also talked about how to best honor the soldiers who fought […]