50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

SUN, APR 17, 2011 (1:30:34)

Historians Timothy Naftali and Peter Kornbluh, and Alfredo Duran, a Cuban exile who participated in the assault, examine the steps leading to the Bay of Pigs and the lessons learned by the Kennedy administration. Adriana Bosch, writer and director of the PBS documentary Fidel Castro, moderates.

+ BIO: Timothy Naftali

Tim Naftali is the director of the Nixon Presidential Materials Project and director-designate of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, which will officially open this summer in Yorba Linda, California. Before joining the National Archives and Records Administration in October 2006, Tim was at the University of Virginia's Miller Center where he wrote widely on foreign policy and presidential history. His latest books are Khrushchev's Cold War (co-authored with Aleksandr Fursenko) and Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism. His views on this blog are emphatically his own and do not represent the policies or positions of the US government.

+ BIO: Adriana Bosch

Adriana Bosch's career with WGBH television spans thirty years. Some of her works include presidential biographies for PBS's American Experience, including Ulysses S. Grant, Jimmy Carter, Reagan, Ike, The Rockefellers and The Churchills. She has won numerous awards including an Emmy, Peabody and Christopher award. After receiving a BA in political science from Rutgers University, she moved to Boston where she graduated Tufts University with a Ph.D.

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