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Kennedy's 'New Frontier,' 50 Years Later10:49
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President Kennedy in 1962. (AP)
President Kennedy in 1962. (AP)

Fifty years ago, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic nomination for president with a rousing speech that remains firmly planted in the American political canon. We speak with Boston University historian and Bancroft winner Dr. Robert Dallek about the significance of Kennedy's "new frontier," both then and now.

Guest:

  • Dr. Robert Dallek, presidential historian and professor emeritus of history at Boston University; author of "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963" and the forthcoming book "The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horro and Hope: 1945-1953"

This program aired on July 14, 2010.

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