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John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, inspired a generation that transformed America. But not everyone knows the stories behind the man - his experiences as a young servicemember in World War II, how he wrote some of his most memorable speeches, what sparked him to set the country on a path to the moon. Join Matt Porter and Jamie Richardson of the JFK Library Foundation as they dig into the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and interview their colleagues to get a behind-the-scenes look at JFK’s life and legacy.

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, inspired a generation that transformed America. But not everyone knows the stories behind the man - his experiences as a young servicemember in World War II, how he wrote some of his most memorable speeches, what sparked him to set the country on a path to the moon. Join Matt Porter and Jamie Richardson of the JFK Library Foundation as they dig into the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and interview their colleagues to get a behind-the-scenes look at JFK’s life and legacy.
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John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, inspired a generation that transformed America. But not everyone knows the stories behind the man - his experiences as a young servicemember in World War II, how he wrote some of his most memorable speeches, what sparked him to set the country on a path to the moon. Join Matt Porter and Jamie Richardson of the JFK Library Foundation as they dig into the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and interview their colleagues to get a behind-the-scenes look at JFK’s life and legacy.

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@JFKLibrary

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English

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617-514-1574


Episodes

JFK and A Nation of Immigrants

12/13/2018
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Learn more about JFK's positions on immigration and hear from some notable US immigrants including former SNL cast member Horatio Sanz, actor Bambadjan Bamba, and Khizr and Ghazala Khan.

Duration:00:37:22

Youth and Diversity in the Arts at the Kennedy White House

11/29/2018
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When you imagine the Kennedy White House, you might picture state dinners and other social events where artists, poets, and musicians mingle with scientists, politicians, and diplomats. But it wasn’t only the famous - or even only adults - who got to enjoy the arts at the White House.

Duration:00:19:22

The Two Men Who Saved JFK

11/8/2018
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In a remarkable story of heroism, two men who lived on the other side of the world in almost completely different circumstances from John F. Kennedy, changed the course of history by saving the future president and his crew during his time as a Navy commander during World War II.

Duration:00:19:03

Innovations and Challenges from Space Exploration: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

10/25/2018
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When President Kennedy set a goal to land on the Moon by the end of the 1960s, he set in motion a surge in innovation that changed the world forever. Join us as we celebrate six decades of NASA with an interview from NASA’s chief historian Dr. Bill Parry and filmmaker Rory Kennedy, who released a new documentary about NASA’s past, present, and future.

Duration:00:26:13

How Hemingway's Papers Came to the JFK Library

10/11/2018
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You may not think the archives of John F. Kennedy and Ernest Hemingway would live in the same building, but they are! In this episode, we tell you the story that brought the two men's collections together and introduce you to our new permanent exhibit on Ernest Hemingway.

Duration:00:24:30

The Crash of PT-109: 75 Years Later

9/27/2018
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It has been 75 years since the crash and rescue of JFK's patrol boat, the PT-109. JFK Library Curator Stacey Bredhoff takes you inside the dramatic seven days at sea and also go behind the scenes of one of the Library's education programs that tells the story to visitors.

Duration:00:21:12

Introducing the JFK35 Podcast

9/19/2018
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Welcome the new JFK35 Podcast, a program by the JFK Library Foundation. In this podcast, we will bring you lesser known stories of President Kennedy's life and administration with the help of the staff and materials found inside the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Duration:00:02:56