The Kennedy Half-Century
Airs Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Credit: Courtesy of Abbie Rowe, White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston
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.
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