The Kennedys

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  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

  • A DIFFERENT VERSION: To resolve the missile crisis, America removes obsolete missiles in Turkey but replaces them with missiles on nuclear submarines.

  • AMERICA'S FIRST WARNING: Experts view U-2 photographs and notice a Russian truck convoy in Cuba.

  • AN AMERICAN DEATH: Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

  • Arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald: Police officers arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater on November 22, 1963.

  • A SECRET DEAL: President Kennedy's response to the Soviet Union, to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis, has two versions. One is public, the other is private.

  • Assassination of JFK - Death Announcement: Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death.

  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy: It's the 22nd of November, 1963, and JFK receives a warm Dallas welcome. Then shots ring out, and the President is raced to Parkland Hospital where he dies. Many still question whether a conspiracy wa...

  • BATTLE PLANS: Adlai Stevenson brings the missile crisis to the UN looking for support, but the Soviet Union refuses to respond.

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion - A "Perfect Failure": The Bag of Pigs invasion - known as "A Perfect Failure" - may seem foolhardy today, but it must be viewed in its historical context.

  • Bobby Kennedy: As President John F. Kennedy's little brother, Bobby Kennedy (RFK), is a close advisor to the President and plays an important role in history.

  • BOBBY'S ROLE in the MISSILE CRISIS: Bobby meets privatelywiththeSoviet Ambassador to discuss a deal to end the Cuban missile crisis.

  • BOOK DEPOSITORY EVIDENCE: Police find paper wrappings, cartridges, a rifle and fingerprints on the sixth floor of the Dallas School Book Depository.

  • Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, KS - 1954: Can black children be barred from attending publicly supported schools?

  • Camelot: Using One Legend to Create Another: One week after her husband's death, Jackie Kennedy told reporter Theodore White that the Kennedy era was like "Camelot." It was her way of making sure that her husband was remembered as a hero.

  • Clint Hill Helps Mrs. Kennedy After the Shooting: Clint Hill, a Secret Service officer for JFK, shared his memory of the day President Kennedy was fatally shot.

  • CLOSE TO THE EDGE: Two superpowers - the US and the USSR - send back-and-forth letters, each demanding that the other remove missiles from nearby countries.

  • Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 2: The Bay of Pigs fueled Castro's worry of an American invasion and his desire for missiles from the Soviet Union.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis: On October 14, 1962, the pilot of an American U-2 flies a spy mission over Cuba and makes a history-changing discovery.

  • DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT: Jackie Kennedy endures the unendurable when she sees her husband murdered. Soon after JFK's death, and before leaving Dallas, Lyndon Baines Johnson takes the oath of office.

  • EX COMM and The Crisis: President Kennedy's Executive Committee (Ex Comm) is a group of senior advisors who meet with JFK throughout the missile crisis.

  • EYEBALL TO EYEBALL: The US threatens a shipping quarantine, while Russia will not allow US inspectors to board their ships.

  • FATAL BULLETS: JFK's autopsy states that he died "from gunshot wounds at Dallas, Texas."

  • HAPPIER TIMES: Videos and photos portray the Kennedys as a happy and loving family.

  • Health of President John F. Kennedy: John F. Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th president of the United States.

  • Jackie Kennedy at President Johnson's 1963 Swearing-In: Captain Cecil W. Stoughton took a series of 21 photographs during President Johnson's swearing-in on October 22, 1963.

  • Jackie Kennedy in Ft Worth: Jackie Kennedy looked radiant on the morning of November 22, 1963.

  • Jack Ruby Just Before Shooting Lee Harvey Oswald: As police officers were transferring Oswald to another jail, Jack Ruby (a local Dallas businessman) was among the watching crowd. This image depicts Ruby, with his gun, just before he fatally shot Osw...

  • James Meredith at Ole Miss - 1962: James Meredith wants to become the first African-American to enroll at Ole Miss, but segregationists have other ideas. Thus begins a battle between civil rights and state's rights..

  • JFK - Inaugural Address: As huge crowds gathered at the U.S. Capitol, and throughout the Mall, John F. Kennedy delivered his famous inaugural address. It was the beginning of "The New Frontier."

  • Joseph P. Kennedy - Relationship with George VI: In 1938, Joseph Patrick Kennedy is appointed Ambassador to Great Britain - a position for which he'd heavily lobbied. He takes his wife, and five of their nine children, with him to London. As war w...

  • Kennedy-Nixon Debate - September 26, 1960: Presidential politics in America changed with the Nixon-Kennedy debates. TV debates are now a mainstay during national election cycles.

  • KENNY O'DONNELL: Kenny O'Donnell, another advisor, helps JFK pick Lyndon Johnson for vice-president.

  • KHRUSHCHEV BLINKS: The Soviet leader backs down when the US promises not to invade Cuba.

  • LEARNING FROM PAIN: After the death of his brother, Bobby identifies with suffering people and speaks out against injustice.

  • LEE HARVEY OSWALD: Lee Harvey Oswald, a man with a troubled past, is America's fourth presidential assassin.

  • Lee Harvey Oswald as a Teenager: The youngest of three boys, Lee Harvey Oswald never knew his father and rarely saw his mother since she had to work long hours to support the family.

  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - 1963: African Americans and their allies demonstrate in the nation's capitol

  • MISSILES IN CUBA: Khrushchev believes President Kennedy will not react if he places nuclear missiles in Cuba.

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955: African American citizens challenge segregated city buses

  • Mrs. Kennedy Speaks Following JFK's Death: Less than two months after her husband was killed, Mrs.

  • Mrs. Kennedy Tries to Retrieve Body Tissue: After the fatal shot was fired at her husband, Mrs. Kennedy suddenly moves to the trunk of JFK's car. What was she attempting to do?

  • MURDER OF OFFICER TIPPIT: Debate still rages over whether Oswald killed JFK but few doubt that he killed Officer J.D. Tippit.

  • OPERATION ANADYR: Operation Anadyr takes place when Soviet troops and ballistic weapons go to Cuba.

  • OPERATION MONGOOSE: Operation Mongoose is a failed US-government attempt to overthrow Castro and communism in Cuba.

  • Original - "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You": In this image we see an original draft, in President Kennedy's handwriting, of the famous phrase in his inaugural address: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your coun...

  • Oswald Arrested at the Texas Theater: The Warren Report summarizes testimony on what happened the day President Kennedy was fatally shot.

  • OSWALD'S ARREST: After resisting arrest, Oswald is caught at the Texas Theater.

  • Pentagon Papers: Neil Sheehan crafts a story for the New York Times with secrets from the Eisenhower administration through the Nixon administration.

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