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The Kennedy Half-Century

Airs Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: President-elect John F. Kennedy speaks to the press outside the White House regarding meeting with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Based on Larry Sabato's new book, "The Kennedy Half-Century" chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president. The compelling one-hour public television documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond, Andrew Bell and Sabato, among others.

Courtesy of Abbie Rowe, National Park Service/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston

President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson prior to the introduction ceremony for the Workmens' Compensation Commemorative Stam, August 31, 1961.

Courtesy of Abbie Rowe, National Park Service / John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston

President Kennedy signs the Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba Proclamation, October 23, 1962, at the White House.

Courtesy of Cecil Stoughton, White House/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston

President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy with family dogs, Hyannisport, Squaw Island, August 14, 1963.

Based on Larry Sabato's new book, "The Kennedy Half-Century" chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on Nov. 22, 1963, on the public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president.

John F. Kennedy's legacy has endured for more than 50 years due to the early efforts of family and friends, as well as through Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" programs, Ronald Reagan's tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton's infatuation with the 35th president, and the "twinning" of JFK and Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.

The compelling one-hour documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond, Andrew Bell and Sabato, among others.

Visit thekennedyhalfcentury.com to view a timeline of John F. Kennedy's life and legacy, JFK Resources and more photos. Enrollment is now open for Prof. Larry J. Sabato's free, online course about President John F. Kennedy's life, administration and legacy.

"The Kennedy Half-Century" was produced by the University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with The Community Idea Stations. Directed by Paul Tait Roberts.

"The Kennedy Half-Century" is on Facebook, and you can follow @LarrySabato on Twitter.

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The Kennedy Half-Century Trailer

Above: "The Kennedy Half-Century" Trailer

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