Rice historian available to discuss 50th anniversary of Kennedy assassination


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Rice historian available to discuss 50th anniversary of Kennedy assassination

HOUSTON – (Nov. 7, 2013) – Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley is available to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.


Brinkley, who is a professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, can talk about the impact the assassination had on the country and the American presidency.

Brinkley is the history commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine.

Brinkley’s books on presidents, among others, include “The Reagan Diaries,” “The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America” and “The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter’s Journey Beyond the White House.”

Brinkley is available for television interviews in Rice University’s VideoLink ReadyCam interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.

To schedule an interview with Brinkley, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


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Related materials:

Brinkley biography: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/dbrinkley.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.