KCET Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy with Two Documentaries on Nov. 22 | KCET
KCET Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy with Two Documentaries on Nov. 22
Burbank, Calif. -
Nov. 4, 2013 - KCET
will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of 35th
President John F. Kennedy with two riveting documentaries
on Nov. 22, 2013, chronicling this turbulent time in American history.
JFK: Breaking the
p.m.) offers a close-up look at how reporters responded to a national tragedy.
Through the lens of journalists working in Dallas in 1963, audiences will learn
about the moment-by-moment experiences of those who covered one of the most
significant events in U.S. history. Their reflections also allow us to witness
the remarkable rise of television as a primary source for breaking news
coverage. Narrated by Jane Pauley, the documentary also reveals the tremendous
technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate journalistic
decisions that accompanied the initial live remote broadcasts generated by
television four decades ago.
The Kennedy Half-Century (9 p.m.), based on Larry Sabato's new book, chronicles the impact and
influence of President Kennedy's life, administration and tragic death on the
public, media and every subsequent U.S. president. Kennedy's legacy endured in large part
due to the early efforts of family and friends, but also through former
presidents, including Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" programs,
Ronald Reagan's tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton's admiration and
Kennedy-Obama comparisons 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.
For more information or to view the films' trailers,
please visit kcet.org/jfk.
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