The 17th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Americans for the Arts with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

March 2004, 18 pages. Published by Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Avenue NW, 6th floor, Washington, DC, 20005, 202-371-2830,,


This is the transcript of presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's memorable 2004 Nancy Hanks Lecture that offered a reflection on her biographical work on several presidents, most notably Lyndon Johnson whom she served as a staff member. With humor and insight, she ties these administrations together through the common theme of storytelling.