TV Guide Magazine: John F. Kennedy
America has always acted as a beacon of hope, optimism and strength to a world beset by the forces of tyranny and oppression. And no president better embodied the country's strengths and spirit than John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise coincided with the ubiquity of television, and as a result Americans were given a front-row seat to all the splendors of Camelot. From Kennedy's inspiring inaugural speech to his charming wife's tour of a renovated White House to his showdown with the Soviets during the Cuban missile crisis, the entire presidency was practically orchestrated for prime time. Television also gave the country a chance to share its grief and say goodbye in the wake of Kennedy's tragic death. Fifty years after losing him, TV Guide Magazine's American Icons examined America's first television president like no one else can. This is a personal and intimate look at the enduring legacy of one of America's most beloved leaders.