John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums
This 1964 documentary, narrated by actor Gregory Peck, tells the story of President Kennedy’s 1000 days in office, while also showing… read more
This 1964 documentary, narrated by actor Gregory Peck, tells the story of President Kennedy’s 1000 days in office, while also showing scenes from his funeral. The film was created to air internationally only, but due to critical acclaim Congress passed a special resolution allowing it to be seen in the United States. The documentary was funded by the U.S. Information Agency and written and directed by Bruce Hershonsohn. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
John F. Kennedy Funeral
Universal News newsreel footage was shown of scenes from President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.
American University Commencement Address
President John F. Kennedy made the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963. This speech marked the…
40th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, archival materials, including audiotapes from White House…
Cuban Missile Crisis
President Kennedy announced a naval blockade of Cuban waters because of a buildup of Russian missiles there.