This week on Utah NOW -- Doris Kearns Goodwin will be with us.
An acclaimed historian with an eye for detail, Goodwin applies the lessons from the past to give perspective to the politics of today. We'll talk about the role of leadership and vision for a country in turmoil.
Doris Kearns Goodwin taught at Harvard University, including the course on American Presidency. She worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson during the last year in the White House and later assisted Johnson on the preparation of his memoirs.
- Lyndon Johnson and The American Dream. 1976. Book-of-the-Month Club. New York Times bestseller. Called by the New York Times "the most penetrating political biography" the reviewer had ever read.
- The Fitzgeralds and The Kennedys. 1987. Literary Guild. New York Times bestseller for five months. Winner of various awards. Made into six hour miniseries aired on ABC in 1990. "Rarely has popular history rung so authentic," the New York Times reviewer said.
- No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Awarded Pulitzer Prize in history in April, 1995. Also was awarded the Harold Washington Literary Award, the New England Bookseller Association Award, the Ambassador Book Award and The Washington Monthly Book Award. New York Times bestseller for six months.
- Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. 1997. Growing up in the 1950's in love with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Book-of-the-Month Club. New York Times bestseller. "This is a book in the grand tradition of girlhood memoirs, dating from Louisa May Alcott to Carson McCullers and Harper Lee" the Washington Post reviewer wrote. Has been optioned for a musical.
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize and the inaugural Book Prize for American History. 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. New York Times bestseller. "A brilliantly conceived and well-written tour de force of a historical narrative," wrote the reviewer for the Boston Globe. Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to the book and is developing a feature film based on it, with Liam Neeson to star as Lincoln.
- Numerous articles on politics and baseball for leading national publications.
- Winner of the Charles Frankel Prize given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Sara Josepha Hale medal.
- First woman journalist to enter the Sox locker room.
She currently serves as an NBC News Analyst. She was also a consultant on and interviewed extensively for PBS documentaries on LBJ, the Kennedy family, Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham and Mary Lincoln, and Ken Burns' "The History of Baseball."