BOSTON (AP) — A group of well-known journalists will pay tribute to the late U.S. House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Journalists Al Hunt, Cokie Roberts, Mike Barnicle and Chris Matthews will share their memories of O’Neill during a forum with former “ABC World News” host Charlie Gibson today, the centennial of O’Neill’s birth.
O’Neill, a Democrat from Massachusetts, served as speaker from 1977 to 1987. He represented his Boston-area district from 1953 to 1987. He died in 1994.
On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss the history of the civil rights movement during another forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Holder will reflect on the progress that’s been made and the challenges facing our nation during the forum with National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. The forum coincides with the 50th anniversary of numerous civil rights milestones during the Kennedy presidency.
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