Noted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to present lecture at Bijou

Knoxville, Tenn., March 8 — Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law and the East Tennessee Historical Society have joined forces to bring world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin to Knoxville.

Goodwin will present a community lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the historic Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The author’s presentation will be on her award-winning book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” which details Lincoln’s skills as a political operative during the most trying time in our nation’s history. Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals” was also the basis of director Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” which earned 12 Academy Award nominations.

Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.” Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has also acquired film and television rights to the book. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” Goodwin’s “The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys” was adapted into an award-winning television miniseries that aired on ABC. In 2015, to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of many of President Lyndon Johnson’s domestic accomplishments, “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream” was released in e-book format for the first time.

Goodwin has made made frequent TV appearances on NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, “The Charlie Rose Show” and “Meet the Press.” She has also appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has even been animated for an appearance on “The Simpsons.”

Tickets for the lecture will go on sale on March 10 at the Bijou box office or online at Knoxbijou.com. General admission tickets are $40. East Tennessee Historical Society members and Friends of the Knox County Library will receive a code for discounted tickets; student tickets will be available for $25 with a student ID presented at the Bijou box office.

For more information, contact Kate Reagan, LMU Senior Director of Press Relations, at kate.reagan@LMUnet.edu or 423-869-6389; or Erica Frye, ETHS Development Director, at frye@easttnhistory.org or 865-215-8817.

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