David will be speaking as part of a panel at the National Archives this Monday, September 14th on the role that the archive has played in his filmmaking. The panel will be moderated by Cokie Roberts (political commentator) and include Michael Beschloss (historian) and Drew Faust (historian and president of Harvard University). The panel, 75 Years of Discovering Archival Treasures, is one of a series of events celebrating the 75th Anniversary the archive’s establishment.
From the event website:
Monday, September 14, at 7 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater
75 Years of Discovering Archival Treasures
The National Archives has been our nation’s record keeper for 75 years, and priceless treasures await researchers. Tonight a distinguished panel discuss their favorite discoveries in the National Archives and explain why records matter. Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News and author of Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, moderates a panel including Michael Beschloss, author of Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789–1989; Drew Faust, president of Harvard University and author of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War; and David Grubin, documentary filmmaker and biographer for the PBS American Experience series.