Bob Cesca Show

Interviews From Earth One: “Helen O’Donnell”

Bob Cesca
Written by Bob Cesca

On today's episode of The Bob Cesca Show's Interviews From Earth One: Helen O’Donnell is an accomplished author and historian as well as the daughter of President Kennedy’s chief of staff Kenny O’Donnell -- you might recognize Kenny from Kevin Costner’s portrayal of him in the stellar film about the Cuban Missile Crisis, Thirteen Days.  Helen’s new book -- out now -- is called Launching LBJ: How A Kennedy Insider Helped Define Johnson's Presidency, culled from Kenny O’Donnell’s tapes and journals about the early days of the Johnson administration following Kennedy’s assassination.

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  • Badgerite

    This was just wonderful. The best interview yet. Ordered the book from this site’s link and will look for other books by this author. Will be looking forward to Tom Nichols interview. Rachel Maddow should be mentioning you more.

    • Thanks, Badgerite! This means a lot to me — I was very happy with the results, and especially how wonderful Helen was.

      • Badgerite

        All true. Keep up the good work. And thanks.