Panhandle PBS teams with PPHM on JFK special

I’ve heard that space is being gobbled quickly, so it might be too late to get a seat for this event to take place at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

But it sets up a special to be shown a few days later on PanhandlePBS marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

On Nov. 7, the PPHM is airing a special one-hour preview of an American Experience special to be shown Nov. 11-12 honoring the life and service of President Kennedy.

The Nov. 7 event occurs at 6:30 p.m. at the PPHM’s Hazelwood Lecture Hall. It will include a one-hour segment examining then-Sen. Kennedy’s relationship with one Jacqueline Bouvier. What’s more, Dr. Dan Curtis, one of the physicians who treated the mortally wounded president on Nov. 22, 1963 will be on hand at the PPHM session — on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon — to tell attendees what he saw, felt and experienced as emergency crews wheeled the lifeless president into Dallas’s Parkland Hospital emergency room.

According to a press release issued by the museum and Panhandle PBS: “The one hour segment to be screened at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum opens with the developing relationship between Senator Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier, followed by the evolution of Kennedy from an unlikely candidate for the House of Representatives to a stronger and more focused Senator, strengthening his position on foreign policy matters with his eyes on the Oval Office.”

The preview at the Panhandle-Plains museum sets up a riveting four hours of public television excellence that airs four days later with JFK: The American Experience.

The American Experience is an award-winning documentary project of Public Broadcasting Service. The new special airs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 and again the following night.

It walks us through the extraordinary public service career and the controversial private life of the 35th president of the United States.

Take a look at the attached link to get more of a preview of how PanhandlePBS plans to cover the 50th anniversary of one of the 20th century’s most shocking, controversial and still-discussed crimes.


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