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Remembering John F. Kennedy

In this May 25, 1961, file photo, President John F. Kennedy speaks in the House of Representatives before a joint session of Congress in Washington. In the background are Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and House Speaker Sam Rayburn. During the address, Kennedy issued the challenge, ". . .I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." (AP Photo, File)

In this May 25, 1961, file photo, President John F. Kennedy speaks in the House of Representatives before a joint session of Congress in Washington. In the background are Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and House Speaker Sam Rayburn. During the address, Kennedy issued the challenge, “. . .I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” (AP Photo, File)

We’ll talk about the legacy of John F. Kennedy.

Guests

Wade Goodwin, NPR reporter.

Ellen Fitzpatrick, historian and author of Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation.

Ted Widmer, historian, writer, and librarian, who served as a speechwriter in the later days of the Clinton White House. He is co-author with Caroline Kennedy of Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy.

More

The Kennedy Presidential Library and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation commissioned Northern Lights to create a nine minute film of the State Funeral for President John F. Kennedy.


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