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Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy’s life and legacy continues to capture the hearts and minds of an entire nation. Insightful and concise, this 8-part documentary series covers the life of J.F.K., from his perilous birth to his dramatic assassination in 1963. Remembered for his charisma and formidable intellect, this series explores the highlights of his life – from WWII hero and respected U.S. Senator, to the 1960s Presidential race against Richard Nixon and his famous inaugural speech, to his final days of his brief presidency and all points in-between. This is the story of the man who gave the people of this nation a renewed sense of pride and the confidence to forge ahead in the midst of the Cold War. Journey through the pivotal moments that created one of America’s most beloved, influential, and controversial figures!

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Description

Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy’s life and legacy continues to capture the hearts and minds of an entire nation. Insightful and concise, this 8-part documentary series covers the life of J.F.K., from his perilous birth to his dramatic assassination in 1963. Remembered for his charisma and formidable intellect, this series explores the highlights of his life – from WWII hero and respected U.S. Senator, to the 1960s Presidential race against Richard Nixon and his famous inaugural speech, to his final days of his brief presidency and all points in-between. This is the story of the man who gave the people of this nation a renewed sense of pride and the confidence to forge ahead in the midst of the Cold War. Journey through the pivotal moments that created one of America’s most beloved, influential, and controversial figures!

    • EPISODE 1

    The Early Years

    We will learn about the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families, including John's parents and siblings, as well as Kennedy's first inklings of a life in politics.

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    • 26 Minutes

    We will learn about the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families, including John's parents and siblings, as well as Kennedy's first inklings of a life in politics.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    For All to See

    We will take a close look at the first televised Presidential debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon, and its significance not only to the 1960 election, but for all political contests to come.

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    • 26 Minutes

    We will take a close look at the first televised Presidential debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon, and its significance not only to the 1960 election, but for all political contests to come.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    New Frontiers

    From the gala inauguration eve parties thrown for the fashionable couple by the likes of Frank Sinatra, to the frigid platform at the foot of the Capitol the next morning, and the new President's iconic speech with its historic call to service.

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    • 26 Minutes

    From the gala inauguration eve parties thrown for the fashionable couple by the likes of Frank Sinatra, to the frigid platform at the foot of the Capitol the next morning, and the new President's iconic speech with its historic call to service.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Doomsday Averted

    The program will give background and perspective to the situation in Cuba, from the Revolutionary overthrow of Batista to the emergence in the late 1950s of Castro and his communist regime. We will take a close look at the events of October, 1962, when the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, and the eventual compromise reached between the United States and Soviet Russia to prevent certain doom.

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    • 26 Minutes

    The program will give background and perspective to the situation in Cuba, from the Revolutionary overthrow of Batista to the emergence in the late 1950s of Castro and his communist regime. We will take a close look at the events of October, 1962, when the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, and the eventual compromise reached between the United States and Soviet Russia to prevent certain doom.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    A Wall of Words

    A Wall of Words traces the origins of Soviet-American tensions in the divided city of Berlin from the final days of World War II up through the time of John F. Kennedy's Presidency and the construction of the wall, ending with an extended view of John Kennedy's triumphant Berlin Wall speech of June 26, 1963.

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    • 26 Minutes

    A Wall of Words traces the origins of Soviet-American tensions in the divided city of Berlin from the final days of World War II up through the time of John F. Kennedy's Presidency and the construction of the wall, ending with an extended view of John Kennedy's triumphant Berlin Wall speech of June 26, 1963.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    War Within & Without, Pt. 1

    The program will look at Kennedy's often less-than-amicable relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, including Kennedy's actions at the sight of Sammy Davis Jr. attending a public White House reception with his white wife that would leave Jackie in tears.

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    • 26 Minutes

    The program will look at Kennedy's often less-than-amicable relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, including Kennedy's actions at the sight of Sammy Davis Jr. attending a public White House reception with his white wife that would leave Jackie in tears.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    War Within & Without, Pt. 2

    We will examine Kennedy's initial strategy of covert and diplomatic action that would eventually give way to the more involved strategy of limited involvement — a strategy that, in time, would culminate with America's full involvement in the war at the hands of Lyndon Johnson.

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    • 26 Minutes

    We will examine Kennedy's initial strategy of covert and diplomatic action that would eventually give way to the more involved strategy of limited involvement — a strategy that, in time, would culminate with America's full involvement in the war at the hands of Lyndon Johnson.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Camelot and Beyond

    John Kennedy's personal life, including his health and private life, his marriage and family, the myth of Camelot, and finally, his assassination and legacy, revealing that the carefully manipulated and manicured world of Camelot was not all it appeared and that John Kennedy's risk taking and transgressions, especially in regard to his chronically fragile health and oftentimes troubled marriage, would nearly do him in.

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    • 26 Minutes

    John Kennedy's personal life, including his health and private life, his marriage and family, the myth of Camelot, and finally, his assassination and legacy, revealing that the carefully manipulated and manicured world of Camelot was not all it appeared and that John Kennedy's risk taking and transgressions, especially in regard to his chronically fragile health and oftentimes troubled marriage, would nearly do him in.

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    • 26 Minutes
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