Doris Kearns Goodwin

Biography

Doris Kearns Goodwin taught ten years as a Professor of Government at Harvard University, including the course on the American Presidency, and she has a Ph.D in Government from Harvard. She worked as the assistant to President Johnson during his last year in the White House, and she later assisted Johnson on the preparation of his memoirs.

Doris was the first woman journalist to enter the Red Sox locker room, and she has written numerous articles on politics and baseball for leading national publications. She is a commentator on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a regular panelist on 5 on 5, a weekly television public affairs program aired on Boston's ABC affiliate. Doris has appeared on Nightline and various morning news shows, in addition to being consultant and on-air person for PBS documentaries on LBJ, the Kennedy Family, FDR, and Ken Burn's The History of Baseball.

Doris is a best selling author and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for her book entitled No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II. The book remained on the New York Times best seller list for six months and has been optioned by Director Alan Pakula for a feature film.

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