American Experience broadcast lives on

As we continue to look back at one of the 20th century’s darkest episodes, I feel compelled to remind folks that an outstanding public television broadcast chronicling the life and death of, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States is online and available for viewing whenever you want to see it.

PBS’s two-part American Experience “JFK” special aired this past Monday and Tuesday on Panhandle PBS.

The first installment looked back at young Jack Kennedy’s rise to power, his heroic experiences during World War II, his relationship with his large and boisterous family, his marriage to the beautiful socialite Jacqueline Bouvier, and his brief career in both houses of Congress.

The second installment takes viewers through his election as president in 1960. It looks back at the crises he encountered — the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis. It concludes with what the world witnessed that day in Dallas, Texas, as a gunman murdered the president and wounded seriously the governor of Texas, John Connally, who was riding in the car.

One of the many beauties of the Internet Age is that online storage of this material enables us to look back at our leisure these important programs.

American Experience bills itself as the television’s “most-watched history series.”

It holds that honor for good reason.

The JFK episodes clearly are worth watching again … and again.


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