The Making of the President in 1960
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Among those reconsidering Kennedy’s… read more
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Among those reconsidering Kennedy’s presidency and legacy is the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. Recently, Michael Duffy of TIME magazine spoke at the center about the week leading up to inauguration day on January 20, 1961" and the events of the day itself. He illustrated his presentation with some of Time Life’s iconic images of Kennedy.
“The Making of the (First Celebrity) President: 1960” was the morning session of an examination of the rhetoric and imagery of President John F. Kennedy by the Miller Center of Public Affairs on January 28, 2011. This was the first of several programs by the Center to mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s presidency. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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