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Follow JFK's rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 - the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy's early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington's most eligible bachelor to the nation's president.



Watch the Community Discussion

Part of Vermont Public Television's Community Cinema film showing and discussion series. Films discussed are aired on PBS' The American Experience. This discussion centers around Part 2 of a 2-part documentary about the Kennedy's life leading up to the presidency. A three-member panel discusses the documentary. They are:

Sen. Bill Doyle, Washington County Senator and Professor of History at Johnson State College; Jack McCullough, Staff Attorney with Vermont Legal Aid, and Washington County Chair of the Vermont Democratic Party; Nat Frothingham, Editor of the Montpelier Bridge newspaper.


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