It was a Golden Age of hope and danger and opportunity. A young President; a glamorous wife; a country with internal conflict and external threat, but also inspiration. And suddenly 50 years ago, with a shot, it ended.
Any person alive at the time recalls exactly where he or she was when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. But with 50 years of hindsight, do we have a better sense now of where we were then as a country? What is most relevant today about what JFK represented and accomplished? And, how would he fare politically today?
Few have spent and continue to spend more time considering these questions than Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian, author, contributor to PBS NewsHour & NBC News.
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