This week, CNN’s third episode of The Sixties focuses on one major event that pretty much consumed everyone during this decade – the Assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
As a young adult during this era, I, along with anyone else who was alive when this sad event occurred, will always remember where I was when I heard the news.
For me, the Kennedy Assassination happened while I was writing a high school exam during the month of November.
Upon hearing the news, the school stood still. Very still. And the earth shifted. Nothing would ever be the same again.
President Kennedy’s death was analyzed and scrutinized from every angle and publication and, still, to this very day, it remains a deep mystery.
Yes, we knew the killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, who, within a matter of days, was also mysteriously assassinated by Jack Ruby.
But, to say that this was a random killing would be ludicrous. There is more to this story than meets the eye.
It remains to be seen if CNN will shed additional light on this week’s episode, but, irregardless, it will be a fascinating watch.
The Kennedy Era was known as the Camelot Era, mainly because of the progressive ideals, glamour and power that the Kennedy family brought to White House.
It was a singular time in political history and the first time a President and his family were televised on a regular basis. Although the Kennedys belonged to the United States Of America, they were internationally embraced and loved.
However, they were not flawless and history would, unfortunately, reveal this very fact.
Tune into CNN at 9:00 PM on Thursday, June 12th and share your thoughts after the show is over. Usually, the show airs again at 10:00 PM and subsequent times over the next few days.
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