U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
The first president born in the 20th century, John Fitzgerald Kennedy ushered in a new generation of leaders and propelled the United States into the Space Age. News coverage of the dashing president, his fashionable wife and their young children helped shape the “Camelot” story of the Kennedy presidency as a magical moment in American history, but a darker narrative emerged as the convulsions of Cold War and civil rights shook the country. When Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the unprecedented news coverage of the shocking event brought the nation together and elevated the 35th president to a place of legend.
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