TITLE: Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America
SPEAKER: Nick Kotz
EVENT DATE: 03/01/2005
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kotz discussed his new book, "Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America" (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), where he draws upon newly available resources, including President Johnson's taped telephone conversations, FBI wiretap logs and recently declassified communications between the FBI and the president, to examine challenges faced by Johnson and King following the death of President John F. Kennedy. This event is part of the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" author series.
Speaker Biography: Nick Kotz is the author of five previous books on politics, social justice and the civil rights movement. A renowned journalist, he has received a Pulitzer Prize and a National Magazine Award. He lives in Broad Run, Va.