American Experience: JFK screening and panel discussion

American Experience: JFK

On November 7 at 6:30, we are partnering with East Tennessee PBS to show the second hour of American Experience: JFK, which will premieir on East Tennessee PBS on  November 11 & 12. Following the film, we will have a moderated panel discussion including University of Tennessee political science professor Anthony J. Nownes, Jodie Hansen, author of "November 22, 1963: Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News..." and Metro Pulse associate editor and Knoxville historian Jack Neely. 

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, John F. Kennedy’s presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, JFK features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.JFK premieres on East Tennessee PBS on November 11 and 12.

Contact Amy with questions - ahubbard@EastTennesseePBS.org