Remembering JFK

November 11, 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

For those alive at the time, the Kennedy assassination is one of those moments that is forever etched in their memories. “Where were you when…” is a familiar phrase. For those born after Nov. 22, 1963, the images still resonate with lasting media coverage of one of the country’s most inspirational and evocative leaders.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, and Wisconsin Public Television presents an array of programs to commemorate the man and an era that forever changed our country, and the world.

Tonight, American Experience kicks off a series of Kennedy specials that will air this week. PBS is hardly the only network that’s giving special attention to JFK’s presidency this month. But, I’m happy to write that The Los Angeles Times says tonight’s American Experience: JFK is “the” Kennedy special to see. The two part special airs 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12. Here’s an extended preview:

As part of The Presidents Collection, American Experience: JFK offers a comprehensive look at Kennedy’s life, presidency and legacy. The following specials offer closer looks at key moments in Kennedy’s life and death.

Wisconsin Remembers John F. Kennedy
10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
Milwaukee Public Television takes a look at the relationship between Kennedy and Wisconsin, and revisits his campaign here, his presidency, and his assassination.

NOVA “Cold Case JFK”
8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
Fifty years later, NOVA investigates what science can reveal about the Kennedy assassination and the investigations that followed.

Secrets of the Dead “JFK: One P.M. Standard Time
9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
Relive the moment Walter Cronkite reported Kenedy’s death to a nation, and learn the events that unfolded that day in the CBS newsroom.


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