Archives: John F. Kennedy

Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation

The 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy left a nation in mourning. Within two years, the White House received over 1.5 million condolence letters, which remained largely untouched until an author selected 250 of them for publication. This hour we’ll discuss how grieving Americans wrote their own histories.

Setting the Scene: JFK and Dallas, 1963

Most of us know the footage too well: A young President and Mrs. Kennedy riding in the back of a car during a parade in Dallas, TX. What happens next is famous history, but a new book explores events leading up to JFK’s assassination, and explores the ugly political and social climate of the last city he would visit. This hour we set the scene.

The 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, hear from former Peace Corps volunteers

Letters to Jackie

Letters written by ordinary people to the President’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy.