Let's look beyond the repellant spectacle of politics in Washington to reflect on a president who rallied America to greatness and consider how we can bring his legacy alive in our generation.
At the Convention, my boss, the great UP journalist Bill Higginbotham, equipped me with a brand new invention, a cordless mic and assigned me to cover the vote of the delegation that would put JFK over the top.
After completing this song, it must have been 2 a.m. in the morning when we finally called it a night. We were awakened to the news that President Kennedy had been taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. For a bunch of carefree guys in our early twenties, our innocence was lost.
On that fateful day, I was a young editor in the London bureau of United Press International, then a major world-wide news agency, and standing over the teletype feeding news from the United States.
Tonight on PBS, I sit down with presidential historian Robert Dallek. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, we discuss JFK's legacy and Dallek's new book, "Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House."
While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy's horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I'll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.
We mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK with sadness and wonder at what might have been if this extraordinarily charming and visionary president had lived to complete two terms. Yet we know that his luminous example of hope and courage continues to set the standard.
The book raises fascinating questions about one of the most popular presidents in American history. If JFK was ripped from the '60s and thrust into today's media, what would the reception be?
Kennedy provided Obama with a roadmap on how an ambitious but untested young senator can use the Senate as a forum, a platform, and finally as a launching pad, to win the presidency. Others in the future, no doubt, will try to follow that same path.
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I believe the time has come to reconsider how we wish to leave our country for our children and theirs. As the anniversary of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut (12/13/13), approaches, I believe that together, we have the ability to spare our children and country.
The truth has become buried in a quagmire of junk science and as a result, the underlying principles of this country, truth, justice and liberty for all, have been lost. Much more than John F. Kennedy died in November 1963; in many ways our nation died with him.
It has been fifty years and I keep waiting for the next Kennedy. But then I realize it is for future generations to find their own Kennedy, the person who will excite them enough to enter public service.
In becoming obsessed with the Kennedys, we not only followed their fashion and lifestyle, we learned about government and politics.
Of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Like everyone else, I'm reduced to sifting through the wreckage, trying to make sense of it.
Doctor Who is turning 50, this week, just in time for the adventuring Time Lord to save JFK while glibly reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.