The White House Series: Obama and Roosevelt
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Jonathan Alter, Jodi Kantor, Kati Marton (moderator)
Wed, October 9th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)


Forty-three men have been elected to our nation’s highest office, and since the days of the Founding Fathers, their private lives have fascinated the American public. Join us for a continuation of The White House Series as three experts discuss the presidential terms, strengths, and weaknesses of Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


Jonathan Alter, notable journalist and media analyst, is author of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies and The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope. Jodi Kantor is a Washington correspondent for the New York Times and author of the bestselling book The Obamas. Kati Marton (moderator) is an award-winning journalist, human rights advocate, and author of several books, including Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone*: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online*: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

*Service fee of $2.75 applies per online or over-the-phone order. (Fee waived for New-York Historical Society members.) Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


Pre-order your ticket for this public program and for an extra $10 enjoy a glass of wine at Caffè Storico while a priority seat is reserved for you in the auditorium. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Ticket order must be made at least one day prior to event. Pre-ordered drink must be redeemed before program begins. Priority seats will open to general public ten minutes before program start time. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Limited availability.

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