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Robert MacNeil papers, circa 1950-2007

MacNeil, Robert, 1931-

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  • Papers of Robert MacNeil, 1953-2007, broadcast journalist and author best known as co-anchor of public television's The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. The papers contain mostly professional papers consisting of scripts of programs, manuscripts of books and other publications, correspondence including viewer mail and other papers relating to his programs and publications including photographs, videos and sound recordings. Subjects covered include President Kennedy's assassination, the Goldwater presidential campaign, the Watergate hearings, Cuba, Ronald Reagan, September 11, 2001, as well as other world events from the 1960s through the beginning of the 21st century. Other subjects include journalism, television and politics, the English language, and Canadians and Americans. Scripts of programs include: NewsHour, The Story of English, Do You Speak American? and America at a Crossroads. Manuscripts of his fiction and nonfiction works include: Breaking News, Burden of Desire, Looking for My Country, The People Machine, The Right Place at the Right Time, The Voyage, The Way We Were, and Wordstruck: A Memoir. Also includes a small amount of personal material.


  • Presented by Robert MacNeil, New York, New York, 1969, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2002 and 2010.
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