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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Appear at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, May 29

Reserve your ticket now for A Conversation and Book Signing with Chris Matthews – news broadcaster, author and political commentator.  Moderated by KERA’s Lee Cullum, Matthews will discuss President Kennedy’s enduring legacy and the current state of politics in this momentous presidential election year. 

The program will take place on the seventh floor at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on what would have been President Kennedy’s 95th birthday – Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – at 7 p.m.  After the program, Matthews will sign copies of his latest book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.

Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance by calling 214.747.6660 ext. 5517.  Books are currently on sale at both Museum stores and online at, and can be purchased on-site at the event.

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero is based on personal interviews with those closest to President Kennedy, oral histories, documents from his years as a student at Choate and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy’s first interview after Dallas.  Matthews examines the 35th president’s role in the genesis of the Peace Corps, his stand on civil rights, his push to put a man on the moon and his ban on nuclear arms testing.

As Matthews writes, “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father’s son.  He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.”

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