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Remembering JFK

posted by Nell Minow

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy with a look at these films:

JFK – A Presidency Revealed The History Channel’s balanced view is candid about the President’s shortcomings and mistakes but also captures his optimism and vigor and his ability to inspire.

Thirteen Days The gripping story of the Cuban Missile Crisis shows the young President at his best in responding to Soviet missiles placed in range to attack the United States.

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John F Kennedy – Years of Lightning, Day of Drums This documentary focuses on “Six Faces of the New Frontier:” Six Faces of the New Frontier”, the Peace Corps (founded by the President’s brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, who died this week), the Alliance for Progress, Civil Rights, Space Exploration, Disarmament, the pursuit of peace, the Cuban crisis, the Berlin crisis, his journey to Costa Rica, his speech at the Berlin Wall and his visit to the Kennedy ancestral home in Ireland.

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Pt 109 Cliff Robertson stars as Kennedy in this story of his experiences as skipper of a PT boat and his heroism in saving 10 of his men. (Only available on VHS.)

Famous Speeches & Interviews He was the first true television president and this collection of some of the highlights of his appearances on video and television includes his famous inaugural speech.

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