Before the Democratic primary vote on Tuesday in Massachusetts to
replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy, a chance to catch up with how
just before Thanksgiving, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin - a Bay State
resident and a favorite of NBC News where she regularly pops up to
deliver conventional liberal wisdom in the guise of historic insights
- crossed into partisan politics to campaign for one of the four
On Sunday, November 22, Kearns was the star at a "Women at Work" event for Steve Pagliuca , the co-owner of the Boston Celtics who is third in the polls. "Steve Pagliuca woos female support," declared the headline in the next day's Boston Herald , "Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin backs 'pro-choice' candidate."
Goodwin's Web page touts  NBC's affinity for her observations: "Presidential historian and political news analyst, appearing frequently on NBC, MSNBC, The Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press."
The invitation (jpg of larger image ) for the event held at the Hard Rock Cafe featured a picture of Goodwin and promised remarks from her on "Eleanor Roosevelt and working women of the last hundred years."
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center