Mark J. Penn, Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist in the 2008 campaign and the author of Microtrends, spoke on April 25, 2009 at the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge before a lunch organized by The Harvard Crimson, the university’s daily newspaper, of which Penn is an alumnus.
This is a recording of his talk and the wide-ranging Q&A afterward.
I was a freshman at Harvard on November 23, 1968, the day of a legendary football game between Harvard and Yale. Rafferty’s loving attention to the details of that game and the characters of the players makes this a most satisfying film and a highly original portrait of the Sixties.
UPDATE: Harvard buffs may also be interested in this interview I did with my Harvard friend Ben Beach when he and I first saw the movie in Cambridge the weekend of the 40th anniversary of the 29-29 tie. Ben is a former sports editor of The Harvard Crimson and has more details on the mystery surrounding who actually wrote the iconic headline that became the title of the movie.