20th Century American Presidents: Part II


1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

An intimate and compelling look at the men who have defined and re-defined the modern presidency and led the country through some of the most turbulent and consequential moments in our history. We focus on both their public and private lives. Using award-winning videos, PowerPoint slides and handouts, we explore their history and discover what to expect from the person to be elected president in the US in 2020. We examine Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, H. W. Bush and Clinton. We learn from the past and compare it to our current political landscape.


Part I is not a prerequisite to take Part II.



Facilitator: Gary Lishnoff

Gary Lishnoff is a past president of LLI and has been an instructor for a number of history and culture classes including American Legends, history and culture of Connecticut, music classes and the history of Jewish Americans.