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JFK: The Day the Nation Cried

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MSRP: $19.98
Price: $17.98
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Item Number: 2531
Artist: Kennedy, John F.
This moving documentary DVD, JFK: The Day the Nation Cried, looks back on the remarkable life and death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), the 35th President of the United States of America. Poignantly narrated by James Earl Jones, the story is told through previously unseen and rare video footage, as well as home movies (Camelot, and the family compound of Hyannis Port), and exclusive historic videotape from WFAA, the Dallas station whose studios are located so near the infamous “grassy knoll” where the JFK was shot. Woven throughout the historic footage are recollections from Gerald Ford, Coretta Scott King, Tip O’Neil, Peter, Paul and Mary, Isaac Stern, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Ted Kennedy, and many others, all remembering the man who so deeply touched their lives. JFK’s triumphs, failures, inspirations, and contributions to our history are all aptly covered and discussed in this expansive, award-winning DVD documentary.

 

“…this nostalgic video eschews the conspiracy theories to present a lovingly detailed tribute to a young President and the all-too-brief years of “Camelot.” …movingly narrated… Scenes of Kennedy at play and with his young children lend a special poignancy. …does not gloss over the low points…This video is a piece of history well worth owning.”                                                                                                                                                  - USA Today

 

Combining the tragedy of John F. Kennedy's untimely death at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald, with the remembrances of those who knew him best, and those who did not know him not at all but were affected and inspired by his life, this film allows us to see the events of his final days as they happened, from JFK’s arrival in Dallas to his funeral in Washington four days later.

 

Also included are excerpts from the Abraham Zapruder television interview & film, and JFK’s many speeches (campaign and inauguration, Cuban missile crisis, equality & civil rights, & the Soviet speech at American University, among others), along with discussions concerning Lee Harvey Oswald, The Texas School Book Depository, and Jack Ruby. Other topics include establishing the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Communism, his marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage.

 

“There have been countless programs made that profile the late President, but this is by far the most comprehensive and the most effective.”                                                                           - Billboard Magazine

As seen on TV, this film, JFK: The Day the Nation Cried, rediscovers President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one of America's most beloved and tragic icons, who provided Americans with an unyielding message of hope and opportunity that has lived long beyond his untimely passing.


“Backed by the often haunting narration of James Earl Jones, it’s as much a celebration of Kennedy's life as it is an investigation of his death… an intimate portrait of a young leader cut down before his time.”                                                                                                                                     -The Toronto Star

DVD BONUS FEATURES:
  • JFK Biography
  • JFK and Lincoln Historical Coincidences
  • Bonus Music Selections
  • Bonus Archival Footage from 21 Speeches and Press Conferences
  • Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • Multi-directional Interactive Menus
  • Over 50 Scene Selections
  • Instant Access to All Techniques
  • English Narration by James Earl Jones
    (52 minutes, plus 45 minutes of bonus features)

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