The Kennedy Half Century

Nov 12, 2013

John and Jackie Kennedy

The Kennedy Half Century  is the compelling new  documentary which  tells the story of how John F. Kennedy's life and administration, as well as his tragic death on November 22, 1963  have influenced the general public, the media, and every president who has followed him.

John F. Kennedy  continues to fascinate countless  Americans despite the fact that  he died almost half a century ago.  On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato—himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency—explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had .

A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn’t died tragically in office,  The Kennedy Half Century  is particularly revealing. Sabato reexamines JFK’s assassination using heretofore unseen information to which he has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation. It is the most  extensive survey ever undertaken on the public’s view of a historical figure killing.  

Directed by filmmaker Paul Tait Roberts,  The Kennedy Half Century accompanies the book by the same title by Larry Sabato. Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK,  Kennedy Half Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective.

The Kennedy Half Century  airs on  WLRN Channel 17  Thursday, November 14 at 9 p.m.