An Alternate Kennedy History; NJ Property Taxes; Henry Louis Gates

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In his new book, Jeff Greenfield considers an alternate history of the Cold War if Kennedy had lived, and news of the day. Plus: Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stops by to talk about this new PBS series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”, and how history can inform our understanding of current events. And reporter Matt Katz discusses New Jersey property taxes as part of our “30 Issues in 30 Days” election series.

If Kennedy Lived

As the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination nears, Jeff Greenfield, longtime news analyst and correspondent, talks current politics and offers another "alternate history" of the Cold War in his new novel If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History (Putnam, 2013).

Event: Jeff Greenfield | 92nd St Y 8:15 pm | Information

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30 Issues: New Jersey Property Taxes

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Matt Katz, reporter for Philadelphia Inquirer (soon joining WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio), and writer of The Christie Chronicles, discusses Governor Christie and Senator Buono's records and proposals on property taxes in NJ.

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An Hour With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Harvard University professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, Henry Louis Gates Jr., talks about his new six-part series airing on PBS starting tonight, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross."

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