The late Senator Ted Kennedy was a Washington, D.C. legend, serving 47 years in Congress. This week, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center will release part of the oral history it compiled on Kennedy, working from 300 interviews it did with him and those who knew him. For full story click here and to read the transcripts (no audio) click here.
James Sterling Young, who founded the nation’s only oral history program focused on American presidents at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, has died. He was 85. At the Miller Center, Mr. Young directed oral histories of the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and on former Sen. Edward Kennedy. Kennedy based his memoir, “True Compass,” on dozens of interviews with Mr. Young. For full story click here.