JFK - A Presidency Revealed

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Created: 2003


JFK - A Presidency Revealed
Summary: "November 22, 2003 marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. On this occasion, The History Channel presented a groundbreaking special, JFK: A PRESIDENCY REVEALED, on this enormously gifted and flawed man who wrestled with some of the most dangerous times in American history, moments when the security of the world was in doubt, and the fabric of American society was being ripped apart.

"The three-hour special, JFK: A PRESIDENCY REVEALED, attempted to bring both the character of Kennedy and the age of Kennedy into sharp focus and show how one impacted the other.

"Four times in just three years Kennedy faced the real possibility of direct military confrontation with the Soviet Union. Three times in his administration, he would be faced with the possibility that federal troops would have to occupy southern states to protect the civil rights of black Americans. The [special] uses the crisis points of JFK's presidency, both personal and political, to give perspective to the incomplete presidency of John F. Kennedy.

"Noteworthy contents include:

  • Recently declassified Dictaphone recordings by JFK covering personal relations, campaigns, political analysis; recordings released over the last few years
  • Recently released, never-before-heard Robert Kennedy oral history audio tapes covering his brother's presidency which were released for this documentary."--2003 Peabody Awards entry form.

Corporate Producers: History Channel (Television network) | Team Productions LLC

Persons Appearing: Frank Sesno (Narration)

Broadcast Date: November 16, 2003