Exploring A More Complex View Of JFK On The Centennial Of His Birth
We listen back to conversations exploring Kennedy's complex legacy-- on foreign policy and civil rights. And we remember how Americans reached out to Jackie Kennedy after the president's assassination in Dallas.
'I Am Not The Catholic Candidate For President': How Faith Shaped JFK And His 1960 Campaign
John F. Kennedy was the youngest U.S. president ever elected. But what set him apart the most when he was elected was that he was Irish and a Catholic.
At His Birthplace In Brookline, Historians Preserve Stories Of JFK's Early Years
One hundred years later, we take a tour of the modest Brookline home where John F. Kennedy was born -- which has been a national historic site for 50 years -- and learn about the 35th president's early years.
Decades After His Graduation, John F. Kennedy Is Being Rediscovered At Harvard
At Harvard, Kennedy wasn't known as a particularly serious student -- his professors had a kind of middling view of him. One historian at the school says that's because he had bigger things on his mind.