Keeping UP with the Kennedys


Despite a relatively unsuccessful and unproductive presidencyAmerica is still completely enamored with John F. Kennedy, even half a century after his assassination. The young President, his glamorous wife Jackie O, and his adorable children have left a lasting legacy that the American public can’t seem to get enough of.

In light of the 50th anniversary of his death, the Kennedy fascination is making headlines this fall. College students like us were not around during the Kennedy Administration, so it may be difficult to relate to our parents’ love for the late President.(Though it’s probably safe to say we can all connect with the First Lady’s impeccable sense of style.)

This November, brush up on your history and learn more about the lasting appeal of JFK and his family. Many American television stations and major networks plan to air TV specials and movies this month about Kennedy this month. There’s National Geographic’s drama-documentary Killing Kennedy, based on the book by Bill O’Reilly that aired earlier this month. PBS’s four-part special JFK and Letters to Jackie on TLC are two others that you shouldn’t miss.

The legacy that JFK left in 1963 is one that has fascinated America for fifty years. Find out why by watching one of these programs, or any of the twenty others set to air, this month.

 -Greta Hallberg


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