Fifty years ago this week, the world was shaken by the death of then President John F. Kennedy . He was assassinated during a visit to Dallas, Texas. It was the Friday before Thanksgiving, when people were anticipating the start of the holiday season and visits with friends and family. The last thing anyone expected was the sudden, violent death of the President.
It is said that you always remember where you were when such events happened. I certainly do. Yes, I’m old enough to recall that day, although I was too young to understand the impact of President Kennedy’s death. But as I went through school and on into college, I learned more about the President I was barely aware of. For a variety of reasons, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his family have been a source of fascination for people around the world. His life and term in office have been recounted in numerous documentaries. There have also been many documentaries about the assassination. In addition, there have been feature films and mini-series inspired by the Kennedys.
If you’d like to know more about the 35th President of the United States, check out some of the titles below.
Life and Presidency
Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War 
Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century -- John F. Kennedy 
JFK, a Presidency Revealed 
The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot 
The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings 
The Presidents – The Kennedys 
The Search for Kennedy’s PT 109 
Thirteen Days in October: Cuban Missile Crisis 
Death and Aftermath
The Century: America’s Time – Poisoned Dreams 
Image of an Assassination: a New Look at the Zapruder Film 
JFK, the Day the Nation Cried 
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After 
The Last JFK Tapes: the Assassination 
Oswald’s Ghost 
Flickr: CC  : Arlington National Cemetery President Kennedy Grave 2  Photo by Thomas and Melody Banneck